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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb news) – The University of British Columbia will use C$3.5 million ($3.2 million) in funding from the governments of Canada and the US in research aimed at finding genes in bacteria that can be used to clean up compounds left behind by bombs at military sites.

The funding came from Genome British Columbia and the US Department of Defense, including the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program.

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