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The Omics Generation on Facebook

CALGARY, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ - Building on the success of their send-a-gene feature on Facebook, Genome Alberta has launched a new GenOmics Facebook application built on the NewsCloud Social Media Toolkit.

The new site at will be a one stop source for genomics and other related 'omics' news including nutrigenomics, metabolomics, and metagenomics. With a few mouse clicks users can post stories from around the web, write their own stories or blogs, check out unfiltered science news feeds from a variety of sources, read featured stories chosen by the GenOmics Editors, find answers to questions, and share ideas. The send-a-gene feature is now part of the Facebook GenOmics application and there are 24 virtual genes for users to send to their friends.

The user community can also vote up stories, subscribe to an RSS feed, and by being an active member become eligible for weekly prizes starting in September.

Whether you are Gen X, Gen Y, or from the Boomer Generation you are part of the Omics generation and as part of its outreach mandate, Genome Alberta created the GenOmics application to share information about this new biology of the 21st century.

With the cost of personal genetic testing now well within reach of many North Americans, advances in stem cell technology regularly making headlines, and knowledge about genetic diseases advancing rapidly, genomics and genetics touches everyone. Genome Alberta feels it is important to play an active role in helping raise awareness by finding a place where the public, industry and researchers can share information and points of view.

You can find out more about GenOmics by checking the following urls:

    -  From your browser -
    -  On Facebook - search for the 'genomics' application
    -  For an overview of GenOmics features -

About Genome Alberta

Genome Alberta is a publicly funded organization that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships. We were established in 2005 as part of Alberta's Life Sciences Strategy through an initiative between the Alberta Government and federally funded Genome Canada.

Genome Alberta is based in Calgary but leads projects at institutions around the province and participates in a variety of other projects based across the country. We are one of Canada's six Genome Centres and work closely with these centres to advance the science and application of genomics, metabolomics and many of the related 'omics'.

Apart from the scientific contributions and advances that comes from our research we contribute directly to the economy and have put almost 20 million dollars into salaries, benefits and consumables since we were created in mid 2005.

We are open to new research initiatives and can facilitate research through our ability to co-ordinate public and private funding, monitor the work through our independent science review process and provide specialised science project management services.

SOURCE Genome Alberta
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