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Ontario Researchers Win $235K Gov't Grant to Study Genomics of Biodiversity

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Canadian government has granted CA$250,000 ($235,000) to two University of Guelph investigators to study biodiversity at the genomic level, the University said today.
The university said the Canada Foundation for Innovation has granted the funds to researchers Ryan Gregory and Robert Hanner of the school’s Department of Integrative Biology.
Gregory and Hanner will “use molecular tools to characterize biodiversity at the species level,” and hope to “advance future biodiversity in genomic research,” the school said.

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