NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Australia is providing A$652 million (US$673.5 million) to fund 1,141 grants for medical research across the continent, Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek announced today.

The grants include funding for 'omics-related research and are being administered by the National Health and Medical Research Council. They address needs from basic science to research translation and support scientists through the early and mid-stages of their careers, NHMRC said.

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