Spotlight On: Genomics

Genomics appeared in the 1990s as a radical approach to unraveling the molecular basis of life.

UBC has emerged as one of the leading international research institutions in genomics, pushing our understanding of how organisms function at the level of DNA.  

Federally and provincially funded UBC researchers are developing a wide range of genome-based applications and tools to improve our health and environment, from areas as diverse as cancer and personalized medicine to forestry and viticulture. 

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Fast Facts + Milestones

2013 Genome sequences of white spruce and Norway spruce released as largest genome sequence assemblies to date  More

2013 Mountain pine beetle genome decoded More

2009 Metastatic breast cancer genome decoded More


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