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The funding, part of a larger initiative by Genome Canada, will support two studies in British Columbia that will evaluate genomics in healthcare.

British Columbia is incorporating genomics into its tracking of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Business in Vancouver reports.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control will use genomic analysis to identify the origins and spread of SARS-CoV-2, formerly known as 2019-nCoV.

Researchers from UBC, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and elsewhere will conduct a multi-omics study of the foodborne pathogen.

Genome Canada and its partners recently funded two new initiatives with C$255 that will back precision medicine, genomics, and technology development.

DivSeek was established in 2015 to support the genomic characterization of the 7 million crop accessions currently being stored at gene banks around the world.

Microbiome Insights provides next-generation sequencing-based analytical testing and consulting services to microbiome researchers in academia and industry.

The two projects aim to use genomics to prevent the spread of drug-resistant bacteria and expand the use of genomic testing in cancer, respectively.

The project aims to developa system to automate the coring of tumor samples based on identified targets for DNA and RNA extraction.

Despite highly effective HCV drugs, testing for resistance mutations is important to prevent the spread of resistant strains and to tailor treatment.

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