McGill Genome Centre

Mapping the genome of lake trout to ensure its survival

Published: 24Sep2021

Lake trout, once the top predator fish across the Great Lakes, reached near extinction between the 1940s and 1960s due to pollution, overfishing, and predation by the invasive lamprey eel. Once...

Genome Canada and McGill to track COVID-19 variants of concern

Published: 27Apr2021

Genome Canada launched the Canadian VirusSeq Data Portal today to track the evolving COVID-19 pandemic across Canada. McGill University researcher Guillaume Bourque, a professor in the Department...

McGill leads in urgent virus variant research network

Published: 26Mar2021

Experts across Canada, including researchers at McGill, are working to understand the impact of COVID-19 virus variants of concern on the health of Canadians and our public health measures. Today,...

New partnership to unravel genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in Quebec

Published: 28Apr2020

The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) and the McGill Genome Centre today announced they will partner to sequence the viral genomes of Quebec patients with COVID-19 disease. The...

McGill Genome Centre to share in $20M funding for COVID-related DNA research

Published: 23Apr2020

The McGill Genome Centre today announced it has received funding from the Canadian government to sequence the genomes of people affected by COVID-19. The Federal Government is committing $40...

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