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.
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute is located on the BC Children's Hospital campus, giving our researchers access to the largest clinical service of its kind in Canada. BC Children's is the major referral centre in BC for acutely ill or injured children, serving over 85,000 children and youth each year.
The Research Institute is comprised of more than 350,000 square feet spanning six research buildings as well as additional research space in BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre and labs/offices housing University of British Columbia personnel.
Our facilities include 'wet bench' laboratories and 'dry labs' for clinical and population health research. Several specialized scientific core technologies and services couple technical expertise and services with state-of-the-art equipment and support basic research, clinical investigation and applied health research.
Education & Training Facilities
Our Research Education Centre includes the 205-seat Chan Centre for Family Health Education, and the Chieng Family Atrium and Education Link. These facilities provide seminar and education rooms for our researchers and trainees, as well as other health professionals from BC Children's, BC Women's, and partner organizations.
The Research Institute has a wide variety of facilities with the capacity to accommodate groups ranging in size from six to 200 people.
If you are a member of the Oak Street campus community, please visit ResearchHub to book a room. If you are off site, you can log on using your BCCHR or PHSA username and password.
For other requests or more information, please contact:
Administrative Assistant, Research Facilities
Phone: 604-875-2000 ext. 2435