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Canada must be ready to transition into new era of genomic medicine

November 10, 2021

SickKids clinicians and scientists call for a national, coordinated strategy on genomic medicine to support adoption of genome sequencing as a standard-of-care diagnostic test.

Discovering how a rare cancer grows: SickKids researchers uncover genetics behind adrenal gland cancer

January 13, 2015

Researchers at SickKids led the largest genetic analysis of children with adrenocortical cancer, a rare cancer which occurs predominantly in infants and young children and in adults over 60 years old.

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SickKids ranked No. 2 on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list in 2016

November 10, 2016

SickKids earned second place on the annual top 40 list for overall research spending, a jump from third place last year. The list examines research hospitals across the country and ranks them based on research spending and intensity.

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Team led by SickKids scientists finds new insight into gene mutations associated with autism

February 14, 2019

New research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the University of Toronto and McMaster University suggests increased activity in neurons that are deficient in the CNTN5 or EHMT2 gene could cause autism-related characteristics in humans. …

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SickKids receives funding for brain cancer research on World Cancer Day

February 5, 2015

In celebration of World Cancer Day, the Honorable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, announced funding for over 80 new cancer research projects across Canada; two of which are for researchers at SickKids.

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SickKids staff recognized for outstanding achievements

March 21, 2016

Congratulations to the following SickKids staff members who have been recognized by the health-care and science communities for their outstanding achievements and groundbreaking work.

Largest international study of its kind finds new schizophrenia risk genes

November 21, 2016

Canadian and international scientists have uncovered six new schizophrenia risk genes in the largest study of its kind.

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning exterior

SickKids-led research projects named 2015 disruptors by Genome Canada

December 9, 2016

Four projects led by researchers from SickKids were awarded over $991,000 in total funding by Genome Canada today as part of the 2015 Disruptive Innovation in Genomics competition.

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New precision medicine scoring system evaluates whether genes are related to autism spectrum disorder

December 9, 2021

EAGLE allows for a more precise evaluation of a gene’s relevance to ASD specifically, based on quality of phenotypic and genotypic evidence, and is now publicly available to researchers and clinicians on SFARI Gene.

Graphic showing a brain and DNA with a hexagonal pattern overlaid.

SickKids scientists named new Canada Research Chairs

June 15, 2021

Four researchers at SickKids Research Institute were awarded prestigious Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

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