The Genome Canada program will encourage the formation of private-public partnerships to develop gene-based technologies for healthcare and agriculture.
The initiative will promote the clinical implementation of precision medicine with an initial focus on rare diseases.
Genome Canada and its partners recently funded two new initiatives with C$255 that will back precision medicine, genomics, and technology development.
The funding will support various projects and research centers that are advancing precision medicine and genomic 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.
The researchers said that better diagnostics are needed to distinguish between false preterm labor and true preterm labor to prevent unnecessary treatment.
The funding is being provided by Genome Canada, as well as various Canadian provinces, businesses, and research institutes.
A Genome Canada-led project aims to cut down on methane released by cattle, Wired reports.
The consortium conducts basic science on the structures of human proteins and releases the research to the public.
The Canadian government, along with various Canadian provinces and private sector partners, have committed C$17 million to the projects.
A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.
Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.
In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.
Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.