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Genome Canada’s Role

Genome Canada harnesses the transformative power of genomics for the benefit of all Canadians.

We make strategic investments in large-scale science, leading-edge technology and translation programs and initiatives to ensure genomics knowledge is applied to maximum benefit for Canada.

Our programs are designed based on engagement with a broad range of stakeholders, including sector-specific users of genomics, especially in the private sector. They are implemented through a rigorous international peer-review system, which ensures only the highest-quality research proposals with the greatest potential for impact are funded.

Partnerships are an integral component of our model. We do nothing alone. We insist on partnership both at the program and research project levels. In this way, Genome Canada catalyzes a collaborative, thriving genomics enterprise across the country and internationally.