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Canada Seeks Economic Payoff Across Species

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Science  13 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5515, pp. 186
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5515.186b

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OTTAWA-- Canada has committed $175 million toward a $400 million initiative in functional genomics that aims to promote economic prosperity as well as a better understanding of disease. The first round of winners, announced last week by Genome Canada, emphasizes regional development as well as top-notch research on humans, plants, and animals.