genomics

McGill teams win big in new ‘Omics’ cancer competition

Published: 5Nov2020

Earlier today, a Quebec based consortium of research institutes (Génome Québec, Oncopole and IVADO) announced the winners of their first-ever “Omics Data Against Cancer” competition, and McGill...

FRQ to create a province-wide COVID-19 Biobank

Published: 27Mar2020

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and Genome Québec today announced the launch of the Québec COVID-19 Biobank, a Province-wide initiative to enable the collection, storage and sharing of...

Most comprehensive map of cancer genome to date

Published: 5Feb2020

An international team, that includes researchers from McGill, has completed the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date, significantly improving our fundamental understanding of...

Bartha Knoppers awarded 2019 Friesen Prize

Published: 19Mar2019

McGill University Professor Bartha Knoppers, a global leader in the study of legal, social and ethical issues related to biomedical research in human genetics and genomics, has been awarded the...

McGill-led EpiShare project named a 2019 GA4GH Driver Project

Published: 4Feb2019

EpiShare will join the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) as a 2019 Driver Project. GA4GH, an international group of 22 leading genomic data initiatives, works collaboratively to...

Canada, EU, and Africa combine to allow researchers to analyze health data on the largest, most diverse scale

Published: 24Jan2019

A patient develops a rare condition and needs answers, so their clinician searches frantically to find patients with similar, rare, symptoms and similar possible causes. To understand the...

McGill genomics research projects to receive $10M in federal, provincial funding

Published: 5Feb2019

Major federal and provincial investments in genomics research were announced this week following three recent Genome Canada competitions. The announcement, made at University of Guelph, includes...

COMMENTARY: ‘CRISPR babies’: What does this mean for science and Canada?

Published: 28Jan2019

In the wake of the announcement in China last November of the first ‘CRISPR babies’, Prof. Bartha Knoppers and researcher Erika Kleiderman from McGill’s Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) have...

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