Canada Foundation for Innovation

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Four Canadian government research funding agencies will spend around C$7.3 million (US$6.7 million) to create a cloud computing facility and data mining tools that will enable researchers to access and use data from the International Cancer Genome Consortium.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government today announced C$30.4 million (US$27.7 million) in funding to 32 universities in support of scientific research, including omics-based studies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canada's government has awarded C$10 million (US$9.7 million) to fund a research program at McGill University focused on pain genetics that will be headed by Luda Diatchenko, McGill said yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Several Canadian science funding agencies are providing a total of C$7 million (US$7 million) to fund efforts to develop new tools and methods for studying and using large amounts of omics data.

Some of the $577 million is going to cancer genomics, DNA barcoding, and interactome studies.

The effort will use C$22.9 million in funding to support a network of 12 universities with various instruments and expertise in methods and workflows for mapping the human interactome.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation funding supports R&D, studies, and infrastructure across the country.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation will support various university research and lab enhancement projects.

This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.