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Vancouver Nets $400K for Shellfish Genomics Lab

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government has granted CDN$400,000 ($393,000) to start a genomics lab focused on studying shellfish.
 
The Vancouver Island University said Tuesday it plans to use the funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada, a department of the government of Canada to promote development of the economy in Western Canada, to expand the Centre for Shellfish Research by starting the Shellfish Genomics Laboratory.
 
Specifically, the money will go to buy genomics research equipment that will be used to help study biological and environmental stress factors inherent in shellfish.
 
VIU also plans to develop research tools to diagnose stress factors that are related to the transportation, pollution, and the environment in larvae and adult shellfish that are raised in hatcheries.

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