Data

Data is at the heart of applicable genomics. As the volume and depth of genomic data grows, bioinformaticians are translating the data into interpretable patterns leading to new biological insight.

$5 Million Tech Prize Seeks Answer to Origin of Life

A USD $5 million technology prize aims to crack the origin of the genetic code. The Evolution 2.0 Prize was announced at Arizona State University in August 2017. The largest “origin of life” prize to date, it seeks to bridge the gap between chemistry, genomics and modern computing.

Introducing the Canadian Genomics Cloud

This public cloud computing platform, the first of its kind in Canada, promises to give every scientist in the country unfettered access to technology empowering precision medicine and other applications in genome research.

Can Our Genes Lead to Mental Illness?

Scientists have successfully mapped how genes are expressed differently in the brains of people with one of five major psychiatric disorders, providing a much needed deeper insight into how our genes influence our risk of developed mental illness, for the first time.