Genome Canada

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.

Lower (Cow) Emissions

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.

The funding will support projects involving the use of genomic technologies to improve human health and agriculture, as well as to address key environmental challenges.

The researchers will use genomics to address challenges facing Canada's forestry, healthcare, agricultural, and aquacultural industries.


Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.