genomics

Bartha Knoppers awarded 2019 Friesen Prize

Published: 19Mar2019

McGill University Professor Bartha Knoppers, a global leader in the study of legal, social and ethical issues related to biomedical research in human genetics and genomics, has been awarded the...

McGill-led EpiShare project named a 2019 GA4GH Driver Project

Published: 4Feb2019

EpiShare will join the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) as a 2019 Driver Project. GA4GH, an international group of 22 leading genomic data initiatives, works collaboratively to...

Canada, EU, and Africa combine to allow researchers to analyze health data on the largest, most diverse scale

Published: 24Jan2019

A patient develops a rare condition and needs answers, so their clinician searches frantically to find patients with similar, rare, symptoms and similar possible causes. To understand the...

McGill genomics research projects to receive $10M in federal, provincial funding

Published: 5Feb2019

Major federal and provincial investments in genomics research were announced this week following three recent Genome Canada competitions. The announcement, made at University of Guelph, includes...

COMMENTARY: ‘CRISPR babies’: What does this mean for science and Canada?

Published: 28Jan2019

In the wake of the announcement in China last November of the first ‘CRISPR babies’, Prof. Bartha Knoppers and researcher Erika Kleiderman from McGill’s Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) have...

McGill-led genomics centres win $9.8 M, three-year funding support from Genome Canada

Published: 21Feb2018

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre and the Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics will receive a total of $9.8 million in funding over three years through Genome Canada...

Canadian Genomics Cloud launched to provide widespread access to genomics infrastructure for Canada

Published: 14Feb2018

A national consortium of industry and academic collaborators announced today the launch of the Canadian Genomics Cloud (genomicscloud.ca), an integrated software platform to manage, analyze, and...

McGill University helps to inform understanding of cancer risk

Published: 9Jan2019

McGill University has helped develop a global resource that includes data on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The BRCA Exchange was created through the BRCA Challenge,...

A new 'atlas' of genetic influences on osteoporosis

Published: 3Jan2019

A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with...

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