DSI in the News

A more diverse human genome map could improve disease diagnosis

Jun 13, 2023

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A more diverse human genome map could improve disease diagnosis. Lisa Strug, Director of DSI and Senior Genetics Scientist at SickKids hospital shares that according to a newly published ‘pangenome,’ researchers can now “get out those dark regions of the genome that are harboring variations contributing to disease.” This breakthrough has the potential to enhance disease diagnosis significantly.

Read here in CBC News

Billions have been sunk into virtual reality. To make it worth it, the industry needs to grow beyond its walled gardens

Is the VR industry still trapped in a “walled-garden“? According to Bree McEwan, Associate Professor and Director of DSI at the University of Toronto Mississauga, the industry needs to grow beyond its current state to be truly worth the billions invested in it

Read here in The Conversation

Anonymous GPS data could help check people’s usage of green spaces: Study

Supported with a DSI Data Access Grant, Profs. Scott MacIvor (Biological Sciences, UTSC), Marie-Josée Fortin (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science), Dr. Alessandro Filazzola and PhD student Garland Xie set out to demonstrate a novel approach for estimating human activity levels to balance the needs of people and wildlife in urban green spaces.

Read here in ThePrint