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Oct 24, 2018, 11:30 ET Understanding the microbiome--human, animal, and environmental

VANCOUVER, Oct. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - 'Watermelon' or red snow has puzzled mountain climbers, explorers, and naturalists for thousands of years. Observed globally in alpine and polar regions during the...


Sep 24, 2018, 09:00 ET Legacy of BC's First Nobel Laureate Lives On Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Michael Smith's Nobel Prize

VANCOUVER, Sept. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - This October, organizations from across British Columbia's scientific research community are celebrating the powerful legacy of Dr. Michael Smith, the province's...


Aug 16, 2018, 11:30 ET Fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy gets major funding boost

AbCellera is enabling the translation of laboratory research to clinical application for fibrosis associated with congenital degenerative diseases VANCOUVER, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Duchenne muscular...


Aug 15, 2018, 11:30 ET Tackling Climate Change

VANCOUVER, Aug. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Globally 11 of the last 12 years rank among the 12 warmest since 1850. Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity has led to substantial changes in weather patterns....


Jun 12, 2018, 11:45 ET BC research improves ability to detect and predict avian flu outbreaks

VANCOUVER, June 12, 2018 /CNW/ - In 2014/2015 an outbreak of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) struck British Columbia. A total of 13 poultry farms were affected and approximately 240,000 birds...


May 07, 2018, 10:00 ET Genome BC Invests $1 million in Funding to Top Canadian 3D Bioprinting Company Aspect Biosystems

VANCOUVER, May 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Genome BC is pleased to announce $1 million in funding to Aspect Biosystems (Aspect), a privately held biotechnology company focused on commercializing cutting-edge 3D...


Dec 11, 2017, 12:50 ET Beluga Whale Genome Sequenced for the First Time

VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Heartbreaking loss has led to a leap in progress for beluga whale conservation science: the beluga genome has been sequenced for the first time. BC Cancer's Michael...


Nov 20, 2017, 05:00 ET Deep dive into lung cancer genomics offers new lens and lease on life

VANCOUVER, Nov. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - When Joe Biegel was told he had advanced cancer, he was shocked. At 57, the Vancouver father of two was active and a non-smoker. After returning to his doctor when a...


Nov 02, 2017, 11:30 ET Genome BC invests in Vancouver-based CuePath Innovation to support medication adherence

VANCOUVER, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Genome BC is pleased to announce a staged investment of $750,000 into CuePath Innovation (CuePath) through its Industry Innovation (I²) Program. CuePath is developing...