By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research said today that it will receive C$420 million (US$445.4 million) in funding from the Government of Ontario over the next five years for research, and that it plans to expand its genomics and bioinformatics research facilities within a business development center in Toronto.

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