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If, upon hearing the word “bioinformatics” for the first time, your reaction was anything like the title of this post, do not worry—you are far from alone. In fact, prior to starting at Genome Prairie, I could count on one hand the number of times people have known what the heck I was talking about when I told them I was studying bioinformatics at university.
Canada is big—really big—and the realities and challenges faced by Canadians change as you move from coast to coast. Each region has its own set of priority issues that need addressing, and they don’t always overlap.
When the average person pictures DNA testing and genomic-related research, chances are it’s taking place in a lab.
Genomics can be a complicated subject, riddled with difficult definitions and complex concepts. Teaching university students about this topic can even be challenging.