NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The government of Alberta, Canada, has launched the 1,000 Plants Initiative, an international collaboration focused on genomic discoveries that could potentially lead to new medicines and value-added plant products.
 
The initiative will be led by Gane Ka-Shu Wong, who recently was recruited as research chair in biosystems for Alberta’s Informatics Circle of Research Excellence.
 

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