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Harper Government and Genome Canada launch new program to accelerate genomics discovery to market

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the launch of a new Genome Canada program designed to move genomics-based solutions from laboratories to the marketplace. The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) is also intended to stimulate investment from private and public partners to fund projects that address real world challenges and opportunities in the field of genomics.

New research projects to enhance bioinformatics and computational biology tools and methodologies

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Canadian bioinformatics and computational biology research projects will help manage, analyze and interpret vast amounts of genomics data to accelerate advances in personalized medicine, public health and other areas of importance to Canadians and the economy.

Québec Researcher Catches DNA “Spelling Mistakes” Linked to Breast Cancer

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Working with an international consortium conducting research on breast, ovarian and prostate cancer among 200,000 people, Professor Jacques Simard, researcher at the CHU de Québec Research Centre and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Oncogenetics at Université Laval, was actively involved in the discovery of DNA “spelling mistakes” linked to breast cancer. These mistakes – known as genetic variations – are directly involved in the risk of developing breast cancer.

Government of Canada and partners fund new genomics research project to eliminate Listeria from food supply

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Genome Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions have partnered to support a $1.4 million project that will help protect consumers from Listeriosis, a serious foodborne illness caused by Listeria bacteria.