NEW DELHI, India, March 19 - India’s Department of Biotechnology plans to spend three billion rupees ($65 million) on genomics research over the next five years, bringing five-year forecasts for the country's genomics spending to $85 million, Biotechnology Secretary Manju Sharma said Monday. 

The funds will be distributed among 15 to 20 research teams in government centers and universities across the country, Sharma said at a biotechnology summit organized in New Delhi by India’s Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry. 

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