News Releases


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Leukemia researchers led by Dr. John Dick have traced the origins of relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to rare therapy-resistant leukemia stem cells that are already present at diagnosis and before chemotherapy begins.

They have also identified two distinct stem-cell like populations from which relapse can arise in different patients in this aggressive cancer that they previously showed starts in blood stem cells in the bone marrow.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Montreal scientists and their international colleagues have closed in on specific genes responsible for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from a list of over 600 genes that were suspects for the disease. Professor John D.

Monday, June 12, 2017

$33 million will drive scientific discoveries into potentially life-saving cures for patients

Friday, May 26, 2017

Government of Canada and partners support five new projects that will help scientists work with industry to address real-world challenges through genomics research 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cultivated sunflowers are one of the five largest oilseed crops in the world and until now sunflower is the last of these crops to have its genome fully sequenced. This genome represents a cornerstone of future work to improve genetic diversity and utilize the sunflower’s stress resistance and ability to grow across different climates.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Researchers and those benefiting their work gather from across Canada on Parliament Hill to illustrate the power of the science to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s bioeconomy.