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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Toronto Genomics Center Lands $5M from Genome Canada

The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has reeled in C$5.1 million (US$5 million) from the Ontario Genomics Institute to support its operations, OGI said today.
TCAG provides a range of core services including gene and genome sequencing; microarrays and genotyping; cytogenomics and biobanking; and statistical and informational services.
The two years of funding was awarded under the Genome Canada Science and Technology Innovation Centre Competition.
TCAG was founded in 1998 and it provides research support to labs involved in a wide array of genomic disciplines including human health, agriculture, and plant and animal studies.

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