No funds for Genome Canada?

"Big science" genetics research in Canada may be left high and dry after the main agency that funds such work was left out of this year's federal budget. linkurl:Genome Canada,;http://www.genomecanada.ca/ a nonprofit established in 2000 to support large-scale genomics and proteomics research, was expecting a level of financing this year in the ballpark of C$120 million ($98m), which would be on par with its last two budgets. Instead, Genome Canada was completely absent from the linkurl:2009 bu

Elie Dolgin
Jan 28, 2009
"Big science" genetics research in Canada may be left high and dry after the main agency that funds such work was left out of this year's federal budget. linkurl:Genome Canada,;http://www.genomecanada.ca/ a nonprofit established in 2000 to support large-scale genomics and proteomics research, was expecting a level of financing this year in the ballpark of C$120 million ($98m), which would be on par with its last two budgets. Instead, Genome Canada was completely absent from the linkurl:2009 budget,;http://www.budget.gc.ca/2009/home-accueil-eng.asp which was rolled out on Tuesday.
The agency currently funds 33 major research projects -- including efforts to find the genetic underpinnings of autism and other diseases -- and supports more than 2,000 people. The lack of funding shouldn't affect ongoing projects, which were funded through previous budgets, but it will limit the scope of future large-scale genetics studies. "We got nothing, nothing, and we don't know why," said linkurl:Martin Godbout,;http://www.genomecanada.ca/en/about/governance/godbout.aspx Genome Canada's...




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