Canada invests $20.3M in stem cell, genome research

October 28, 2020
The Government of Canada has invested $20.3M in health and agricultural research meant to improve the lives of Canadians. $4.3M has been invested through the Stem Cell Network to support 16 Canadian projects addressing health challenges, including type-1 diabetes, cancer, blood disorders, and heart disease. Canada also invested $16M through Genome Canada to support 10 new genomics projects which will help transform drug discovery and biomedicine, as well as address challenges in health, agriculture, and environmental areas. “Today’s investment has the potential to save lives and come up with new ways of solving environmental and agricultural challenges,” said William Amos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science). Canada (National)