New network to use model organisms to study rare disease

Wonderful to see more resources put towards rare diseases. Industry sees no profit, so gov't needs to pick up the slack.

“Our efforts will build on Canada’s proven leadership in rare disease gene discovery through national engagement,” said Hieter, senior scientist at the University of British Columbia. “We will mobilize the entire Canadian biomedical community of clinicians and model organism researchers to communicate and connect, integrate and share their resources and expertise, and work together to provide functional insights into newly discovered rare disease genes.”