Genome BC

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome British Columbia and Genome Canada today announced nearly C$4.3million (US$4.3 million) in funding for the development of genomic diagnostics aimed at forest disease.

The program, jointly funded by the Canadian government, will support testing of genomics tools and innovations in a real-world setting.

The goal is to analyze a variety of genomic techniques, including sequencing, to develop a test that will determine whether AML patients should receive chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation.

The Genome British Columbia program will kick off with funding totaling around $9 million for three personalized medicine studies.

The Canadian genomics research group will develop resources for cre-recombinase for use in mutagenesis-based research into human diseases.

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