NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome British Columbia and the Canadian government have funded four new research projects seeking to develop genomics-related technologies for a range of applications.

Genome BC said today that it has awarded funding to three new projects at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and Simon Fraser University under its Proof-of-Concept Program, which it funds along with the government-supported organization Western Economic Diversification Canada, or WD.

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