NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Canada recently determined that it will not fund the next stage of the International Regulome Consortium, leaving the project C$18 million ($14.4 million) short of its anticipated budget.

The IRC is an international effort aimed at understanding the genetic circuit board that controls stem cell development. Nearly 40 research centers in a dozen countries, including centers in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, and Singapore, are participating in the project.

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