$34 million in Government Funding for Genome BC Research

February 2 2016
Cutting-edge health research projects at Genome BC received a big boost with $34 million in government funding. A key project being supported by the province is RAPIDOMICS, which uses genome sequencing to identify genetic disorders in newborns at BC Women’s Hospital.

Currently, genetic disorders like neurological problems, acute metabolic collapse, and malformations make up a large percentage of the patients in B.C. neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The genome sequencing under RAPIDOMICS could significantly speed up the time to get an accurate and rapid diagnosis for patients with these types of disorders.

For more information about the projects at Genome BC, please visit: www.genomebc.ca

To read the press release click here.