Salmon genome project nets $3.8m in funding

Salmon genome project nets $3.8m in funding

A GENOME project led by the University of Guelph in Ontario will receive nearly $3.8 million (Canadian) in federal and industry funding and could transform the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry.

Ed Holder, Canadian minister of state for industry, announced Oct. 15 that Genome Canada will contribute almost $1.2 million to the project, which is intended to help salmon farmers identify fast-growing fish that resist disease and parasites.

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