NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nine teams of Canadian and Japanese scientists will use C$21.8 (US $20.8 million) in new funding to study how gene expression caused by environmental factors can impact human health.

Six of the research efforts will be run by Canadian teams, and three of the projects will include partners in Japan, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research said today.

The studies are being funded for five years by the Canadian Government, Genome BC, Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQS), and the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

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