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Génome Québec, a non-profit investment organization with the mission of promoting genomics and proteomics in the Canadian province, pledged its support for bioinformatics on two fronts last week. The organization first said it plans to invest CA$4 million (US$2.8 million) in a consortium of universities that will train more than 40 bioinformatics researchers in the region. It also said that it is partnering with IT consulting firm CGI Group to develop “a comprehensive and integrated bioinformatics platform” for researchers in Québec.

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