NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new center in Ontario, Canada focused on pharmacogenetic applications for addiction and mental health has been established with a C$19 million (US$19.1 million) investment.

The center, called the Tanenbaum Centre for Pharmacogenetics, is a collaboration between businessman Lawrence Tanenbaum, the Ontario government, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and will support research to accelerate the time it takes to get genetic information to physicians and patients in Ontario.

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