By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cornell University has announced the establishment of the world's first canine genomics program with a $10 million gift from an anonymous university trustee.

The donation to Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine is the college's largest single gift ever, Cornell said in a statement, and will support investments in three areas — endowed professorships and faculty startups; DNA sequencing; and the DNA bank.

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