Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Alberta Invests $7M in Genomic Projects

NEW YORK, March 22 (GenomeWeb News) - The Government of Alberta will invest over $4 million in genomics research projects and an additional $3 million to create Genome Alberta to administer and co-fund the projects.

 

The projects, outlined in a statement today, include canola seed enhancement, wheat resistance to frost, softwood tree genomics, 4D computer imaging of human gene-expression patterns, mouse models for human hereditary disease, and legal and social issues related to genomic technology.

 

The government expects to secure co-funding for a total of $19 million, according to Alberta's Minister of Innovation and Science, Victor Doerksen.

 

"The Government of Alberta is committed to developing scientific excellence and continuing to aggressively move forward as a leader in genomics and proteomics," said Doerksen in the statement.

 

David Bailey was named the new president and CEO of Genome Alberta.

The Scan

Cell Atlas of Human Lung Development Gives View of Developing Airway

Researchers have generated a cell atlas of human lung development, which they report in Cell.

Study Finds Costs of Genome Sequencing May Limit Utility in Routine Care

Researchers report in the European Journal of Human Genetics that genome sequencing for rare disease diagnoses currently has similar benefits as less expensive exome analysis.

Study Suggests Nursing Mother's Diet Can Impact Offspring's Gut Microbiome

A new Cell Host and Microbe paper finds that mice whose mothers were fed a low-fiber diet during nursing experience lasting microbiota dysbiosis and increased obesity.

Study Links Genetic Risk for ADHD With Alzheimer's Disease

A higher polygenic risk score for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is also linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, a new study in Molecular Psychiatry finds.