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MEDIA RELEASE: Genome Prairie and Genome Canada announce $5.1 million genomics project to protect threatened Canadian bison population

July 14, 2022 / News Release

Funding will support an innovative genomic sequencing project to better protect and conserve the Wood Bison population in Canada.

The Future of Wheat is Now

June 27, 2022 /

The world is projected to have significant food shortages in the years ahead. Does the Genome Prairie-supported 4DWheat project hold one of the keys to feeding humanity?

How SARS-COV-2 Transformed Capacity in the Prairies

June 23, 2022 / News Article

The World Health Organization declared a pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 was spreading through the population, and the systems in place to understand the virus were facing a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Within weeks, the CanCOGeN project turned Saskatchewan and Manitoba public health laboratories into world-class centres for infectious disease genomics.

Quality above Quantity: How Cutting-Edge Lentil Genomics is Poised to Change the Face (and Profitability) of Canadian Agriculture

May 16, 2022 / News Article

Intense genomic research at the University of Saskatchewan Crop Production Centre is helping to keep Canadian pulse producers ahead of intense…

Genome Prairie Announces Launch of $30 Million Pan-Canadian Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative

May 12, 2022 / News Article

$30 Million Pan-Canadian Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative

Bison Regional Science Fair Honors Students for Science Ingenuity and Excellence

April 29, 2022 / News Article

Now in its 5th year, the Bison Regional Science Fair, sponsored in part by Genome Prairie, is paving the road for the next generation of discovery in the Prairies.

"All For One" Project Offers Hope for One of Health Science’s most Challenging Groups of Genetic Conditions

April 26, 2022 / News Article

The Canadian Prairie Metabolic Network is seeking answers for a particularly challenging group of genetic disorders and is helping to build capacity for a precision health network in the Prairies

Genome Prairie Appoints Dr. Lester Young as Director of Scientific Affairs

April 11, 2022 / News Release

Genome Prairie announces directorial appointment of Dr. Lester Young.

Genome Prairie Announces Office Relocation in Manitoba

March 29, 2022 / News Release

Genome Prairie's main Manitoba office is being relocated to Smartpark in Winnipeg.

Genome Prairie Appoints Dr. Jerlene Halliday as Manager, Sector Innovation

March 28, 2022 / News Release

Genome Prairie is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jerlene Halliday as Manager, Sector Innovation. Dr. Halliday will leverage her plant…