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The consortium will address the major scientific challenges involving the productivity and sustainability of both natural and managed forests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UCB Canada said today it will support a multi-partner research project funded by Genome Canada and Genome Quebec by helping to study the genomes of epilepsy patients and analyzing genes involved in their responses to medications.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec (CHUQ) has received C$10.5 million (US$10.1 million) in new funding from several Canadian government-affiliated groups to study the use of DNA sequencing coupled with a PerkinElmer serum test as a non-invasive technique fo

Ahead of opening a new clinical pediatric sequencing center next year, Genome Québec and The Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Centre are evaluating technology to provide clinical exome sequencing to children with suspected genetic diseases throughout Quebec.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Center and Genome Quebec have partnered to launch a pediatric clinical genomics center that will seek to develop new diagnostics for children with genetic diseases.

This article has been updated with a comment from one of the researchers regarding which tests will be included in the study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two Canadian projects have received funding for the development of new genomics-based tests for detecting E. coli in food processing facilities.

Maverix Biomics has appointed Paul Pickering as COO. Pickering joins Maverix from Life Technologies where he was most recently general manager and head of the Digital PCR Business Unit.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – McGill University researchers have received more than C$5 million ($4.9 million) in funding to launch a project that will seek to develop genetic biomarkers for use in treating and improving the quality of life in children with brain cancer, McGill said yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canada has launched a C$41 million (US$41.2 million) initiative to fund epigenetics research programs through collaborations between the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Genome Quebec and Genome BC, the government of Japan, and the Fonds de Recherche Sante

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