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.

In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.