NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Ontario Genomics Institute announced yesterday that it is launching a program aimed at supporting genomics platform technology service facilities and increasing access to genomics and proteomics technology and expertise in the province.

The Ontario Genomics Platform Affiliates (OGPA) program is intended to support large-scale, systematic tools — such as DNA sequencing platforms, arrays, and mass spectrometry technology.

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