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Better donor-recipient match with genomics

Thu, 2015-10-01 11:27

It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune system recognizes the new organ as foreign and rejects it, which can lead to serious complications.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: Media Relations
Office Phone: 514-398-6751
Source Site: /newsroom

Genomic atlas of gene switches in plants

Canadian-led study will help scientists identify key genomic regions in canola, other food plants
Tue, 2013-07-02 12:32

What allows certain plants to survive freezing and thrive in the Canadian climate, while others are sensitive to the slightest drop in temperature? Those that flourish activate specific genes at just the right time -- but the way gene activation is controlled remains poorly understood.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Mathieu Blanchette
Organization: School of Computer Science
Office Phone: 514-398-5209
Source Site: /newsroom