November 1, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 19)

URL:
http://www.genomebc.ca

Rating:
Strong Points: Abundance of well organized information on nanotechnology
Weak Points: None

Summary:
Thinking about opportunities up north, eh? If so, Genome British Columbia may well be of interest for those with a molecular biological bent. The Overview page describes the $60-million investment program supporting genomics and (indirectly) agriculture, bioenergy, environment, fish and fisheries, forestry, and mining. The site’s rather schizophrenic nature (research/technology, society/ethics, applied genomics, and genomics education under one roof) works reasonably well, due to careful consideration of the needs of prospective customers. While the site itself leaves a bit to be desired in terms of labeling of information, the diversity of research interests and miscellaneous information (including a section on careers) makes the visit a worthwhile one. Definitely worth a look-see for anyone interested in genomics up north in Canada.

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