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Incorporating whole genome sequencing and 80K SNP data to enhance genomic prediction for pig feed efficiency

Improving feed efficiency is vital for the swine industry to enhance global competitiveness, reduce the environmental impact, and increase the sustainability and social acceptability of Alberta and Canadian pig production. The overall goal of this project is to genetically improve pig feed efficiency through enhanced genomic estimated breeding values. This project is in collaboration with […]

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Validation of biomarkers for decreased Salmonella carriage in swine

Pigs respond to Salmonella infection with reduced production efficiency, but fairly mild disease symptoms. The greater concern for Salmonella infection in swine production is for reasons of food safety and human health. Results obtained from a previous project suggest that it is possible to identify pigs that will mount a successful defense against Salmonella to

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Disease reduction in cattle by eliminating colonization of pathogens

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) causes significant economic losses in both the beef and dairy industries. Although there are many factors contributing to BRD, the bacteria that are largely responsible for the disease share a common feature that is our target for developing effective vaccines.  This project is focused on developing effective preventative measures using novel

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Sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using ‘omic tools

The health of honey bees has been declining over the past decade, with Canadian beekeepers losing more than a quarter of their colonies each winter since 2006-07. The high colony losses, coupled with the possible loss of access to replacement sources, pose a serious threat to the productivity of major Canadian agri-food industries and jeopardize

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GE3LS network in genomics and personalized health

The GAPH Network brings together GE3LS (the Genomics and its ethical, environmental, economic, legal, and social aspects) components of the 17 projects funded through Genome Canada’s Genomics and Personalized Health programme (GAPH), with the objectives of: sharing best practices, improving and priming future collaborative research endeavours, accelerating the progress to market of GAPH technologies, and

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PEGASUS: Personalized genomics for prenatal aneuploidy screening using maternal blood

Recently it was identified that during pregnancy, there is fetal DNA in maternal blood in sufficient quantities to be analysed and methods have been proposed to detect the presence or not of a fetus with Down syndrome using maternal blood. The introduction of genomic blood testing as proposed in the context of this project could

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Reducing stroke burden with hospital-ready biomarker test for rapid TIA triage

The SpecTRA project (Spectrometry for TIA Rapid Assessment) is an emergency medicine and neurology project designed to reduce the occurrence of stroke through early detection of early warning signs. Stroke accounts for the greatest use of acute and chronic care beds in Canada, with large economic and social costs associated with treatment and rehabilitation. The

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PACE-‘Omics: Personalized, accessible, cost-effective applications of ‘Omics technologies

The goal of personalized medicine (PM) is to tailor medical treatments and services to the biological makeup of individual patients. This project provides a way to maximize investments made in PM technology to secure patient benefits, lower health care costs, and waste fewer resources. It does so by bridging informational gaps between PM researchers, developers,

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