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Budget 2021 Bolsters Canada’s Bio-Economy and Genomics on a Mission

April 20, 2021 /

PRESS RELEASE Monday, April 19, 2021 Ottawa, ON Funding announced in Budget 2021 will significantly advance Canadian bioscience…

Genome Prairie partners with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to support increased hands-on genomics training capabilities.

April 7, 2021 /

New equipment in the BioScience Applied Research Centre will provide unique research and data analysis opportunities and training in genome sequencing…

Genome Prairie advancing provincial genomics capability through new partnership with Université de Saint-Boniface

March 29, 2021 / News Release

A new partnership has formed between Genome Prairie (GP) and Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), a relationship looking to build on GP’s Genome360 initiative, which was initially conceived with the goal to give local groups access to state-of-the-art genomics equipment suitable for users of differing experience and requirements.

New precision health ‘All for One’ network for the Prairies

March 9, 2021 /

More than 6,000 patients, primarily children, in the Prairies are affected by inborn errors of metabolism (IEM), rare genetic diseases caused by…

Landmark study generates first genomic atlas for global wheat improvement

November 25, 2020 / News Release

Canadian funding came from the Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics (CTAG2) research project funded by Genome Canada, Genome Prairie and others.

USask plant scientists develop model for identifying lentil varieties best suited to climate change impacts

October 16, 2020 / News Release

This research was part of the AGILE program funded by Genome Canada and managed by Genome Prairie.

Genome Prairie’s Three-Pronged Approach to COVID-19 Research

October 8, 2020 / News Article

“Genome Prairie has the opportunity to take advanced lab technology directly to where ‘the rubber hits the road’ in order to provide genomic solutions to a very complex problem, specifically, COVID-19. For us, CanCOGeN funding translates into meaningful collaboration opportunities in the health care space."

Science and Industry: Working Together Is What Sets SWINE2 Apart

October 7, 2020 / News Article

An update on the 2014 Large-Scale Applied Research Project - Application of genomics to improve disease resilience and sustainability in pork production.

DivSeek International launches 11 global ‘Hubs’ to accelerate the use of natural genetic diversity to advance crop improvement

October 7, 2020 / News Release

DivSeek International’s operations are funded by Genome Canada, Genome Prairie and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan.

The Honourable Terry Duguid to make important announcement on Genome Prairie’s CanCOGeN research projects

September 28, 2020 / News Release

CanCOGeN is a $40M Genome Canada-led network involving a consortium of federal, provincial and regional public health authorities, academia, and industry created to coordinate and fund SARS-CoV-2 virus and host genome sequencing efforts.