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Ontario DNA research facility gets $1.3M funding boost


Peterborough, ON – The government of Ontario is supporting a DNA research project with funding of $1,326,500 in the Peterborough and Trent Headquarters for an Innovative Network in DNA Education and Research.

This project is intended to develop the infrastructure required to advance the commercialization of technologies related to DNA profiling, forensics, robotics, geomatics, bioinformatics, natural resources management and environmental sciences. It will also provide opportunities for education and training in applied sciences related to DNA technologies.

“The DNA Cluster is built upon a strong partnership between Trent University, Fleming College, the community’s economic development agency and private sector partners,” said Bonnie M Patterson, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University.