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November 27, 2012

GENOMICS: the Power and the Promise

Join Genome Canada and the Gairdner Foundation at the Canada Science and Technology Museum on November 28, 2012 for an event like no other! GENOMICS: the Power and the Promise will celebrate advances in genomics and its transformative impact on our food, the environment, our health and other sectors.

A number of world-renowned scientists will present their scientific achievements and share their vision of genomic-based solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges.

The event is geared towards students in grades 9 – 12 but is open to the public. Registration and additional information is online at http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/whatson/2012-genomics-lectures.cfm

10:00 a.m. A Neanderthal View of Human Origins
Svante Paabo, PhD. Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

11:15 a.m. Genomics for Biodiversity
Mehrdad Hajibabaei, PhD. Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph

1:00 p.m. Genomics: The Power and the Promise
The Honourable Kelvin Ogilvie and Pierre Meulien, PhD

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Media Relations Contacts:

Jacques Guerette
Genome Canada
613-751-4460 ext. 231
jguerette@genomecanada.ca

Kelly Ray
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
613-998-5342
kray@technomuses.ca

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