NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ontario plans to start a large funding program focused on genomics research that aims to lure talented researchers to the area.

The Global Leadership Round in Genomics and Life Sciences will spend C$100 million ($85 million) to support "globally significant, collaborative research projects" that are headquartered in the Ontario region, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation said on Monday.

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