Ethics and Social Impact Research

Rapid advances in genomics and related research and their applications present new and complex issues for individuals and society. For this reason, OGI supports not only scientific research but also projects that aim to better understand and address new discoveriesā€™ effects on society.

At OGI, and across the Genome Canada family of regional genome centres, we refer to this research as ā€œGEĀ³LS researchā€ ā€“ on genomics-related economic, environmental, ethical, legal, and social issues.


Who owns genes and other pieces of DNA?

Who, if anyone, should have access to my personal genetic information, and how will they use it?

Should there be genetic testing for a disease when no treatment is available?

Who should pay for this test?

Are genetically modified foods and other products safe for humans and the environment?

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