Epigenetics Research Gets a Financial Boost
August 2, 2013

On July 10, 2013, the Canadian Minister of Health announced an investment of $21.8M over five years towards epigenetics research, including projects led by OCI Senior Scientists Drs.Cheryl Arrowsmith and John Dick. Funding will be provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in partnership with Genome BC, Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé and the Japan Science & Technology Agency.

The project led by Dr. Cheryl Arrowsmith will use advanced technology to study the influence of the gut microbiome—the collection of genes expressed by gut microorganisms—on disease mechanisms in inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. John Dick will co-lead with Dr. Hiromitsu Nakauchi (University of Tokyo) in a joint Canadian-Japanese project that aims to create an epigenetic "roadmap" of different cell types within the blood system and leukemia.

Source: NRx, July 2013
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