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Genomics research facilities to get state-of-art DNA sequencing and mapping technology


Vancouver, BC – Life sciences research in British Columbia is receiving a $1.25 million boost from Western Economic Diversification Canada. Genome British Columbia says it will use the funds to acquire state-of-the-art DNA sequencing and mapping technologies and strengthen its genome sequencing and technology development capabilities.

In the constantly evolving field of scientific research and development, Canada must have access to leading-edge technologies says Chuck Strahl, minister of agriculture and agri-food and minister of the Canadian Wheat Board on behalf of the Honourable Carol Skelton, minister of national revenue and minister of Western Economic Diversification.

Genome BC is adding new equipment to the technology development platform at University of British Columbia and creating satellite technology development facilities for science platforms at other area centres. Genome BC will also purchase and install the next generation DNA sequencing technology to support computing infrastructure at the Genome Science Centre.