Nova Scotia’s low incidence of COVID-19 has endowed a short-term, province-wide wastewater surveillance project with the ability to act as an early warning system for clinical caseload surges.
Genome Atlantic is helping the newly formed Atlantic Tree Improvement Council, known as AtlanTIC, get up and running with an initial $6 million, five-year regional tree improvement program for long-term sustainability.
A large-scale $4.7 million project co-led by Genome Atlantic and Genome BC is tackling Complex Gill Disease (CGD), a growing health challenge for salmon farmers on both the east and west coasts of Canada.
New Atlantic Canada-based genomic research, announced for Dalhousie University and IWK Health, Oct. 26, and supported by Genome Atlantic, hopes to cut wait times for anxious families and pare the cost of diagnosing rare diseases in Canadian children.
Sea lice are a big problem for Canada’s salmon producers and sea lice offer a natural solution. Genome Atlantic is partnering with Cold ocean Salmon and scientists at Memorial University on an $840,000 R&D project to sequence the genome of Lumpfish and Cunner in order to speed up selective breeding.