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Genome Canada Goes Live with National Data Portal to Track COVID-19 in Real Time

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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.

Budget 2021 Bolsters Canada’s Bio-Economy and Genomics on a Mission

Monday, April 19, 2021

Funding announced in Budget 2021 will significantly advance Canadian bioscience research and innovation, accelerating ground-breaking missions in critical public health areas like pandemic surveillance and precision medicine in the clinic, while delivering made-in-Canada solutions to anti-microbial resistance, food security and biomanufacturing.

Genome Canada announces new Canadian SARS-CoV-2 Data Portal

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A Made-in-Canada data solution to support Canada’s Variants of Concern Strategy 

Genome Canada, in partnership with the Government of Canada, is pleased to announce the development of a new Canadian SARS-CoV-2 Data Portal that will manage and facilitate data sharing of viral genome sequences among Canadian public health labs, researchers and other groups interested in accessing the data for research and innovation purposes.

Integrated Variants of Concern Strategy to track fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 variants

Friday, February 12, 2021

Reducing the impact of novel SARS-CoV-2 variants is a critical focus of the global COVID-19 response. Genome Canada, through its leadership of the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN), is part of an integrated national effort to rapidly identify, understand, and track the distribution of these variants in Canada.