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Genome Canada Doles Out Another $150M for 33 Genomics and Proteomics Projects; Other Funds Bring Total to $290M

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Genome Canada yesterday announced CA$346 million ($290 million) in funding for 33 new genomics and proteomics research projects.

 

Genome Canada provides CA$179.3 million of the total, with 80 percent of the remainder coming from other public funding sources in Canada. Other contributions are provided by private sources in Canada, as well as international public and private sector partners.

 

"Stretching government dollars through collaborations with other governments and partners maximizes our research capacity," David Emerson, Canada's minister of industry, who is responsible for Genome Canada, said in a statement.

 

The research topics span health, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, new technologies, and ethics. A complete list of the 33 projects can be found here.

 

Since 2000, Genome Canada has received CA$600 million in total from the government of Canada for research in genomics and proteomics.