May 15, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 10)
Strong Points: Research descriptions, career opportunities
Weak Points: Poor organization
If you want to learn about the primary funding and information source of genomics and proteomics in Canada, head to Genome Canada. What brought me to the site was its clever, descriptive name. What I found when I got there was a not so well-thought out opening page that can best be described in three words-Busy, Busy, Busy. It abounds with calenders, events, pictures, conference information, etc. The trouble is, a little hierarchical design would not only make this look better, it would be a more efficient use of space. There are some gems at the site, but they’re hidden amongst the noise. Highlights of Genome Canada include a description of research programs, an extensive Canadian genomics/proteomics directory, a listing of career opportunities, an interesting ethics section, and a general genomics education center.