Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
Our aim is to become one of the top pediatric research institutes in North America. To achieve this, the Strategic Plan 2016-2021 builds on our existing strong research capabilities and charts a new course for building capacity, ensuring excellence and transferring knowledge.
This 5-year strategic framework serves to guide the Research Institute's organizational development, support consolidation of research leadership and establish key strategic research directions for the next five years.
For more information:
- Read the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan
- Learn more about our Research Themes
- Learn more about our Strategic Initiatives
The Strategic Plan 2016-2021 was formally launched and officially introduced to Research Groups at an Open Forum with researchers and staff in September 2014.