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Genome Canada May Get $135M Funding in FY 05-06

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (GenomeWeb News) - Genome Canada will receive approximately CA$165 million ($135 million) in funding in the 2005-'06 Canadian federal budget submitted to Parliament on Wednesday.


A final vote on the budget takes place on March 9. Votes on any amendments would be on March 7 and 8.


Genome Canadais the country's primary funding agency for genomics and proteomics research and operates five genome centers around the country.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.