Welcome to Impact

Genomics offers a wealth of potential benefits — it also raises important questions for society. "GE3LS" research examines the ethical, economic, environmental, legal and social implications of genomics. Genome Canada’s new electronic newsletter, Impact, showcases leading-edge GE3LS research in Canada and the "impact" it’s having both here and around the world. >more

01 Editor's Message

Genome Canada's new Chief GE3LS Officer Patricia Kosseim introduces Genome Canada's new national GE3LS strategy, describes the vision behind Impact and explains why “knowledge translation” was chosen as its inaugural theme. >more

02 Guest Column

Brenda Wilson, Associate Professor in Ottawa U's Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, discusses the ‘science' of knowledge translation, why it's a growing international trend, and how it can inform the next phase of GE3LS research in Canada. >more

03 News in Brief

Genome Canada funds national network of GE3LS researchers to promote knowledge mobilization strategies; “Mega-site” brings world of public health genomics to your fingertips; GE3LS researchers team up with scientists, artists and social commentators to explore complex ethical questions related to biotech. >more

04 Feature Stories

From matchmaking biotech firms from developing countries, to raising awareness about GE3LS issues in high school biology classes … we go “on the ground” to feature concrete examples of how GE3LS researchers are actively working to translate knowledge into action. >more

05 Stars on the Horizon

Rose M. Geransar, a University of Calgary PhD candidate, is working on effective communication strategies for translating complex scientific language and improving the informed consent process. What — and who — inspired this molecular biologist to study bioethics? >more

06 Regional Update

Bringing you GE3LS news from Canada's Regional Genome Centres: Genome BC, Genome Alberta, Genome Prairie, Ontario Genomics Institute, Genome Quebec and Genome Atlantic. >more

07 Message Board

The GELS Planning and Priority Committee of CIHR Institute of Genetics recently commissioned Stuart Hogarth of UK's University of Loughborough to conduct an environmental scan of GE3LS capacity issues. Contact Dr. Ursula Danilczyk, Assistant Director, CIHR Institute of Genetics at ursulaig@sickkids.ca for more information.