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The effort aims to revitalize the commercial fishery for Coho salmon, and is part of a broader investment by the Canadian government into genomics research.

The partners will work together on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and rare and infectious diseases.

Genome BC plans to use the funding to develop genomic tools that natural resource companies can use to address their needs.

A retrospective analysis of patients' DNA will be performed to determine whether genetic information could have altered the drug dosage that patients were prescribed. 

One of four new research centers, the collaborative network will look to push genomic and cell therapy technologies into clinical trials. 

Five research teams from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University will split the funding.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new project spearheaded by Genome British Columbia and the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) aims to assess whether pharmacists can drive adoption of genetic testing among doctors and help provide patients greater access to personalized medicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Using C$1.2 million ($1.1 million) in funding from Genome BC and Genome Canada's Genomic Applications Partnership Program, proteomics firm MRM Proteomics (MRMP) and the University of Victoria-Genome BC Proteomics Centre are developing panels of multiple-reaction monitoring

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists at Vancouver's BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Research (BC-CfE) are collaborating with pharmaceutical firm Janssen to study and implement a sequencing-based testing program to screen hepatitis C patients to predict their response to treatment with simeprevi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new company named Fusion Genomics will offer next-generation sequencing-based assay development and bioinformatics services, Genome British Columbia said today.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.