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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genome Canada announced today that it will contribute C$4.2 million ($3.1 million) in funding to support alliances between industry and academic groups that are applying genomic technologies to agriculture and healthcare.

"The federal government is pleased to support these applied genomics research projects where the science has potential to spur innovation and give Canadian companies a competitive edge in global markets, thereby creating jobs and economic growth," Canada's Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan said in a statement.

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