March 10, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario – A $4.2 million federal investment for four new projects that will use genomic technologies to drive innovation and commercialization across diverse sectors was announced today by Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan.
Canada has a brand new team of researchers working to develop novel treatments for brain cancers in children and adults. Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science, was at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto today to announce that the Government of Canada is providing $10 million in funding to the Stand Up To Cancer Canada Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team.
New researchco-led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the BC Cancer Agencyoffers a simple explanation as to why new and experimental treatments fail for children withrecurrent medulloblastoma,the most common cancerous brain tumour in children. Thestudy, part of the Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium (MAGIC) project, is published in the January 13 online edition of Nature.
An international consortium of scientists co-led by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) announced today that it has been able to crack the code for understanding the order of about 90 per cent of the highly complex genome of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Genome Canada, Chair of the Board, Lorne Hepworth, announced today the appointment of Mr. Marc LePage as the organization’s new President and CEO, starting January 4, 2016.
Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today announced a $3.3 million investment in Can-SHARE – a pan-Canadian program that will enable innovation in the use of genomic data for health care for patients in Canada and worldwide. This program will create the policies and tools for Canadian clinicians and researchers to share genomic and clinical datasets across Canada and with international partners.