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Genome Canada and Partners Offer CA $123M for Genomics and Proteomics; Winners to be Announced Tomorrow

NEW YORK, April 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Genome Canada said today that it will grant CA$123 million ($92 million) to large-scale genomics and proteomics projects, and will announce Ontario, Quebec, Prairie region, and British Columbia recipients tomorrow.


Half of the funding, distributed through the Applied Genomics and Proteomics Research in Human Health Competition, will come from Genome Canada, the other half from as yet undisclosed partners, a Genome Canada spokeswoman told GenomeWeb. The competition was launched last year after Genome Canada received CA$75 million from the 2003 federal budget.


The funding will focus on the development and application of genomics and proteomics tools to improve the prediction and treatment of disease, and on research on the impacts that these tools may have on health and the Canadian healthcare system.