NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The government of Ontario recently announced about C$7 million (US$6.7 million) in new funding for four large-scale genomics projects.

The funding, which is being provided in conjunction with the Ontario Genomics Institute, is "expected to facilitate a more personalized approach to the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses," the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation said. Including the recently announced funding, Ontario has invested C$34.5 million in 12 personalized health research projects since 2011, it said.

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