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Publication of sunflower genome in Nature will accelerate global research and breeding programs

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.

The Government of Canada invests $9.1 million in disruptive innovation in genomics to improve human health, agriculture, natural resources

Friday, December 9, 2016

Genomics is fuelling innovations across many sectors of importance to Canadians. Investing in transformative genomics-based technologies and ideas will help tackle some of Canada’s toughest challenges, create new market opportunities and spur job growth.

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