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.

Classified as: genetics, Genome, genomics, Transplantation, organ donor, hla, organ transplant, McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, self, incompatibilities
Published on: 1 Oct 2015

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.

Classified as: genetics, DNA, Blanchette, Bureau, canola, crop, crucifer, Genome, genomic, plant
Published on: 2 Jul 2013