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Genome Canada celebrates DNA Day 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Today the Canadian Genomics Enterprise marks the landmark 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.

Registration Now Open! Genomics: the Power and the Promise, November 24-26, 2014 (Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How does environment impact human health and natural resources at the genomic level? How can genomics help leverage Canada's traditional resource sectors while preserving the environment?

Explore these questions and more with world-renowned genomics experts and visionaries from academia, industry, government and media. A poster session highlighting the work of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows will also be featured.

Major breakthrough in developing new cancer drugs: Capturing leukemic stem cells

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM), in collaboration with the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital’s Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank, recently achieved a significant breakthrough thanks to the laboratory growth of leukemic stem cells, which will speed up the development of new cancer drugs.