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Canada’s 5th DNA Day celebrates historic 1953 discovery of DNA’s double helix

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Today, Canada marks the major scientific discovery of DNA’s double helix structure, published in Nature by James Watson and Francis Crick in April 1953. The discovery – arguably one of the most important of the 20th century – answered a fundamental mystery about how living organisms pass genetic instructions from generation to generation, and eventually enabled later researchers to understand the genetic code.

Growing problem, modern tools

Monday, April 13, 2015

Avian influenza is a contagious viral infection that can affect all species of birds (chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, pet birds and wild birds). Some avian influenza (AI) strains can also cause illness in humans. From December 2014 to January 2015 there was an outbreak of a highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the Fraser Valley which involved 11 commercial and two non-regulated residential farms, leading to the death or destruction of approximately 240,000 birds.

New VP of Finance and Corporate Services at Genome Canada

Monday, March 2, 2015

Genome Canada is delighted to welcome Darlene Arseneau (CPA, CA) as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services, effective March 2, 2015. Ms. Arseneau has led many local and provincial initiatives in Ontario in support of the Community Care Access Center, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Since July 2014, Ms. Arseneau has been Deputy CFO at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Prior to arriving in Ottawa with her family, Ms.

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