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Genome Canada Unveils Canada’s New Genomics Innovation Network

Genome Canada is pleased to announce a $15.5 million investment in Canada’s new Genomics Innovation Network. The Network is comprised of ten “Nodes,” each receiving core operational funding from Genome Canada, with matching funds from various public and private sector partners.

SCIEX Announces OneOmics Collaborators

SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, recently announced collaborators in the OneOmics™ project, an exclusive partnership between Illumina and SCIEX that integrates SWATH™ Acquisition based next-generation proteomics (NGP) and next-generation sequencing (NGS) data on the BaseSpace® cloud computing environment. Advaita Bioinformatics, The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and researchers at Yale University have each developed cloud-based applications and libraries that utilize SWATH Proteomics data in novel ways allowing researchers to analyze and compare proteomics and genomics data. This effort furthers the OneOmics project’s goal of eliminating the informatics barriers that exist between different Omics disciplines.

Transcriptome Profiling Grants Launched to Support New Biomarker Discovery

Thermo Fisher Scientific will fast-track 12 translational research teams’ gene-expression profiling through an innovative grant program launched today. Selected applicants will receive free next-generation RNA sequencing services to further their research in the field of cancer genomics.

IBM and Cleveland Clinic Use Watson to Advance Genomic Research for Cancer Care Pilot

IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced a new initiative to accelerate the adoption of genomic based medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Researchers at Cleveland Clinic will use IBM Watson technology in the area of genomic research to help oncologists deliver personalized medicine by uncovering new cancer treatment options for patients.

David and Barbara Roux Provide Historic $10 Million Gift to Advance Genomic Medicine Research at The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has announced that technology investor David Roux and his wife Barbara have gifted $10 million to support research and find cures for genetically based diseases. The center will be based at the Laboratory’s locations in both Maine and Connecticut.