NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genome Canada announced today that it has partnered with various Canadian provinces and organizations to invest a total of C$255 million ($204.4 million) in two initiatives advancing precision medicine and genomic technology development.

Under the first initiative, Genome Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and other partners will provide C$162 million over four years to support 15 precision medicine and genomics projects underway across Canada.

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