Success stories

 
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GRDI funding has enabled researchers at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to routinely identify antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes in their genetic analysis of pathogenic bacteria such as disease-causing types of E. coli and Salmonella.
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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.