By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government has awarded C$4.5 million ($4.6 million) to two new research efforts that will use DNA sequencing to identify genes involved in genetic diseases and cancers that strike children.

The government said today that a group called Finding of Rare Disease Genes in Canada (FORGE Canada) led by researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario will use its funding to study more than 70 childhood genetic diseases.

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