June 1, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 11)


Strong Points: Links, general info
Weak Points: Out of date, incomplete

I keep finding interesting websites in Canada that focus on Canadian science and this is another one. Designed as a portal to bioinformatics activities in Canada and home of the Canadian Genetic Disease Network, Bioinformatics.CA is a work in progress, to say the least. For example, when I attempted to access the links subsection of Bioinformatics Resources, I got an error message and couldn’t access them. The site lists numerous courses and workshops but has only a small section of jobs and these aren’t even all Canadian to boot. The Canadian Genetic Disease Network section appeared to be somewhat more extensive, at least in some areas. For example, it contained numerous links relating to genetic disease but on the other hand, had no career information listed under its heading. There is a newsletter online, but the last one listed was dated October 2004. Have the Canadians abandoned this site? I hope not, as it is, or was poised to provide great service.

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