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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Queensland announced today that it has received a A$25 million ($17.7 million) government grant to support the translation of genomics research into clinical practice.

"Not only will this grant encourage world-class research coming out of Queensland, but it also has the potential to make the health system considerably more efficient," Australia's Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick said in a statement.

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