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Three Canadian research teams are catching the scientific community's attention because of their unusual take on genomic research, reports The Globe and Mail's Anna Mehler Paperny. The three have recently won grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to "pursue sci-fi health projects so far-fetched they wouldn't normally qualify for conventional funding," Paperny says.

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