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The funding will support projects involving the use of genomic technologies to improve human health and agriculture, as well as to address key environmental challenges.

The researchers will use genomics to address challenges facing Canada's forestry, healthcare, agricultural, and aquacultural industries.

The awards are a result of Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition.

The suggested funding is part of Trudeau's proposed 2016 federal budget, which also includes additional financial support for agricultural genomics research.

The network builds on a 2012 program examining how genomics-based research could contribute to improve the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare system.

The funding will support support two alliances between industry and academia that are applying genomic technologies to agriculture and healthcare.

The team will employ reverse vaccinology coupled with high-throughput genomics approaches, such as RNA-seq, to deliver the new vaccines within four years.

The Can-Share program seeks to build policies and data tools to share data among Canadian research institutions and with international partners.

The effort aims to revitalize the commercial fishery for Coho salmon, and is part of a broader investment by the Canadian government into genomics research.

The funding will be used to support 11 new genomics research projects related to Canadian agriculture, fisheries, and aquaculture.

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