Success stories

 
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With support from the GRDI, researchers at the Public Health Agency of Canada have developed a genomics-based tool that is changing the way authorities have investigated incidents of salmonellosis for close to 100 years.
Researchers working on the Food and Water Safety project funded by the Genomics R&D Initiative developed the bioinformatics capacity needed to ensure Canadians enjoy the full potential of genomics to enhance the safety of Canada's food supply.
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A key to the successful outcomes of the Genomics R&D Initiative has been to ensure Canadian researchers have the tools they need to explore the almost infinite potential of genomics to enhance the health, safety and economic well-being of Canadians.
As a result of the Quarantine and Invasive Species research project funded by the Genomics R&D Initiative, Canada now has the capacity to quickly and accurately identify thousands of organisms, from insects to plant viruses, which can cause billions of dollars in damages.