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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Australian government has announced that it will invest A$500 million (US$372 million) in genomics as part of its 2018-2019 Health Budget.

Known as the Australian Genomics Health Futures Mission, the program is part of a broader A$1.3 billion national Health and Medical Industry Growth Plan aimed at improving health outcomes of more than 200,000 Australians, according to Australia Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

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