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Minister Ritz announces major investment in research to boost Canadian agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, create jobs and opportunities

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The world’s increasing population, the corresponding growing demand for food, and climate variability will have profound impacts on the productive capacity of both oceans and agricultural lands. The knowledge of the genomic make-up, function and interaction of plants, livestock, fish and other species, has been rising, but its application to agricultural and aquatic productivity and food safety has been largely untapped until today.

Genome Canada and SSHRC Joint Initiative on Societal Implications of Disruptive Innovation in Genomics

Friday, June 26, 2015

Genome Canada (GC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)have signed a joint initiative agreement to jointly support social sciences and humanities research and related activities pertaining to genomics, with one of the first initiatives focusing on societal implications of disruptive innovation in genomics.

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