“Genomics is the future, and the future is hope.”

Published: July 21st 2020

A conversation with leading Canadian oncologist Dr. Janessa Laskin Personalized OncoGenomics, probing an individual’s genome for bespoke cancer treatment, is a reality for a select group of patients with incurable cancer in British Columbia. The project, known as POG, now […]

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Recipe for successful industry-academic partnerships

Published: July 21st 2020

Years of experience in the aquaculture industry have taught Dr. Richard Taylor that successful co-ventures with academic researchers begin with the industry partner’s ability to lead the project. “Having the industry scientist lead is essential so that they can communicate […]

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FastTRAC-ing better white spruce

Published: July 20th 2020

JD Irving Ltd., also known as JDI, the Canadian forestry company based in New Brunswick, is leaping ahead with genomic selection, a technology that promises so much efficiency, it could eventually eclipse conventional tree breeding practices. Josh Sherrill, JDI’s genetics […]

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Job Posting: Sector Innovation Coordinator

Published: June 25th 2020

Sector Innovation Coordinator Reporting to the Director, Sector Innovation, the newly created Sector Innovation Coordinator position is responsible for coordinating key aspects of Genome Atlantic’s business development efforts by playing an important connector role in helping to strengthen existing client […]

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Regional genomics projects get funding for COVID-19

Published: June 12th 2020

Halifax, NS – Two teams of Dalhousie University scientists are receiving more than $300,000 in funding for genomics research into critical areas in the battle against COVID-19.  Drs. David Kelvin and Alyson Kelvin (also IWK Health Centre) are pursuing biomarkers […]

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COVID-19 REGIONAL RAPID RESPONSE PROGRAM FOR ATLANTIC CANADA

Published: April 3rd 2020

Genome Atlantic is inviting proposals for genomics enabled project concepts from Atlantic Canadian stakeholders to address specific, short term needs which will allow the region to better respond to the pandemic. A total envelope of $250,000 in funds is available […]

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Why vegan salmon could be healthier salmon

Published: February 5th 2020

Could algae replace fish oils and meal to feed farmed fish? In this fascinating video, Dr. Stefanie Colombo talks about the advantages of plant-based proteins as a healthier, more sustainable, more environmentally friendly alternative. The Canada Research Chair in Aquaculture […]

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Code Breakers

Published: February 4th 2020

A profile by Quentin Casey on Genome Atlantic in the latest issue of Atlantic Business’ Natural Resources Magazine shows how genomics is driving innovation in Atlantic Canada. Each day, billions of tons of seawater flow through the Bay of Fundy, […]

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