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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 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.

Call for researchers across Canada to sequence the genomes of 150 genetically unexplored species

February 14, 2018

A new initiative announced at SickKids and led by Canada’s Genomics Enterprise (CGEn) is inviting researchers from across Canada to sequence 150 new genomes from species that have never had their genomes sequenced before.

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Dr. Stephen Scherer appointed Chief of Research at SickKids

June 14, 2021

SickKids is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Scherer to the position of Chief of Research.

SickKids researchers awarded over $11.5 million in CIHR Foundation Grants competition

August 21, 2019

SickKids researchers received over $11.5 million in funding in the latest Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation Grants competition.

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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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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.

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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.

Study suggests whole genome sequencing should be primary genetic test for patients

January 13, 2016

A new study compared standard genetic testing to whole genome sequencing in 100 patient cases at SickKids and found that whole genome sequencing identified genetic variants that could help with diagnosis in more than a third of the patients.

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