NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government today announced funding of C$121.6 million (US$124.1 million) to support research into the health sciences, natural sciences, engineering, humanities, and social sciences.

The funding is being provided to support 155 newly awarded or renewed Canada Research Chairs, several of which are conducting studies into 'omics-related fields.

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