Genome Canada Annual Report 2016-17 17 PHOTOS: JEAN-MARC CARISSE FEBRUARY 6, 2017 Genomics on the Hill 2017 takes place on Parliament Hill, spotlighting the role of genomics in diagnosing and treating rare diseases, and in addressing climate change and advancing clean technology. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, hugs rare disease patient Sienna Knapp. University of Ottawa rare disease researcher Dr. Izabella Pena (LEFT) explains her research to guests. Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary for Science (MIDDLE TOP) and Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons (MIDDLE BOTTOM) address participants. Senator Kelvin Ogilvie (RIGHT) hosted the event. Guests enjoy mingling with Canada's genomics community and learning about the role of this cutting-edge area of science in advancing precision health and addressing climate change challenges.