NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The South Korean government this week announced the launch of a post-genome project aimed at developing and commercializing new genomic technologies.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that the South Korean government plans to spend KRW578 billion ($539 million) during the next eight years on the effort, starting with KRW45.5 billion in 2014.

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