Genome Canada wishes to commend the Government of Canada on a comprehensive new strategy – Seizing Canada’s Moment: Moving Forward in Science Technology and Innovation 2014.
In particular, we are pleased to see prominent recognition of the role that new technologies, including genomics, can play in transforming our economy and enhancing Canadians’ quality of life.
During a keynote address at Genomics: the Power and the Promise conference, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) highlighted that, with sustained federal investment in genomics, Canada has built a formidable research capacity in this cutting-edge field.
This Funding Opportunity is to create the consortium structure for the Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC), one of CIHR's Roadmap Signature Initiatives. Epigenetics is the study of changes in the regulation of gene activity and expression that are not dependent on alterations in gene sequence. Epigenetics provides a compelling model for how environmental influences throughout life can have long-long effects on human health.
Génome Québec commends the dedication of the federal government, which today launched a call for proposals for projects aiming to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of mothers and children in developing countries.