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Genome Canada Allocates CA$17M for Research Projects

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Genome Canada  today announced the approval of CA $17 million ($ 13 million ) in funding for three large-scale genomics research projects.

Genome Canada, the country's genomics funding and information agency,  and Genoma  España, Spain's Foundation for the Development of Research in Genomics and Proteomics, will fund researchers in Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) and Spain (Madrid) who will seek to identify biological factors that may improve aquaculture practices for the commercial species of Atlantic halibut and Senegal sole.

Two other projects included in the funding will are: CA$6.2 million allocated to examining genes controlling grape ripening in response to the environment; and CA$5.7 million for a study of how segmental duplication in DNA has been involved in human evolution and human disease with the goal of developing technologies for patients with neurological disorders to be scanned for genetic mutations linked to segmental duplication.