Over $24 million in federal investment to strengthen environmental sustainability and protection
Canada was an early mover in advancing genomics science and is now a global leader in the field as the Government of Canada realizes the enormous potential genomics has to improve Canadians’ lives. It drives innovation in health, forestry, agriculture, fisheries, mining, energy and the environment, underpinning Canada’s economic prosperity.
Genome Canada launched the Canadian VirusSeq Data Portal today to track the evolving COVID-19 pandemic across Canada. Now live, the portal is a much-anticipated pillar in the national data infrastructure that will bolster Canada’s ability to manage the current pandemic—and any future ones—by sharing and resourcing viral genome sequences.