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The Government of Canada invests $9.1 million in disruptive innovation in genomics to improve human health, agriculture, natural resources

Friday, December 9, 2016

Genomics is fuelling innovations across many sectors of importance to Canadians. Investing in transformative genomics-based technologies and ideas will help tackle some of Canada’s toughest challenges, create new market opportunities and spur job growth.

Government of Canada invests in new genomic applications projects

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Six new projects will use genomics to solve problems facing Canada’s forestry, health, agri-food and aquaculture sectors. 

October 11, 2016, Vancouver, B.C. – Canadians feel the impact of global challenges like climate change, disease, and increasing competition to sell to export markets. Genomics delivers new knowledge, tools and innovations that can be used to address these challenges, fueling productivity, growth and medical breakthroughs benefitting Canadians.

Government of Canada invests in new genomics “big data” research projects aimed at real-world challenges

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

“Big data” is of little value to society unless it can be analyzed, interpreted and applied toward improving our response to issues ranging from infectious disease outbreaks to managing food crops to support the growing world population. The Government of Canada recognizes the need to invest in research and partnerships that develop innovative approaches that will improve the well-being of Canadians and strengthen the middle class.