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Funding for genome research increases in BC


Victoria, BC – The British Columbia government has committed to additional funding of $45 million to Genome BC “for life sciences research, enabling BC to leverage further support from Genome Canada and the private sector”. The extra funding was part of the government’s budget announced in late February.

“We very much appreciate the continued support of the provincial government to fund world-class life sciences research in the province since this funding will enable expansion of our research programs to a total of $300 million over the period 2005 to 2010,” says Dr Don Rix, chair, Genome BC.