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Great Migration and African-American genomic diversity

Fri, 2016-05-27 15:02

McGill Newsroom

Study examines genetic data to analyze regional differences in ancestry

A new study of genomic diversity in the U.S. clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic diversity among African-American communities. The research by McGill University professor Simon Gravel and colleagues, was published May 27 in PLOS Genetics.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office, McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Harmonizing ethics review for international research

Thu, 2016-03-24 17:08

McGill Newsroom

​Policy experts advocate mutual recognition for reviews of data-intensive international research

Genomic research holds great potential to advance human health and medicine. But for the millions of data points now being collected through large-scale sequencing efforts to be truly valuable, they must be analyzed in aggregate and shared across institutions and jurisdictions. This raises many challenges, including navigation of complex ethics-approval processes at multiple sites and in multiple jurisdictions.

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

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Contact: Angela Page
Organization: Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
Office Phone: 617-714-8048
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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
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751
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Big Data genomics researchers call for cloud support

Improved support of cloud infrastructure is essential to the delivery of the next generation of treatments for major diseases like cancer
Thu, 2015-07-09 13:03

Today in the journal Nature prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and the U.S. have made a powerful call to major funding agencies, asking them to commit to establishing a global genomic data commons in the cloud that could be easily accessed by authorized researchers worldwide.

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Whole-genome sequencing as part of newborn screening?

Ethical, legal and social issues should be weighed before adopting the technology in public programs, researchers argue
Wed, 2014-03-26 14:45

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Organization: McGill University
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You are what your father eats

McGill study suggests that a father’s diet before conception plays a crucial role in the health of his offspring
Tue, 2013-12-10 11:11

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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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