Genomics strategy for Ontario’s Ag/Agri-Food sector

May 18, 2018

Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector is strong and growing. However, the demands and challenges the sector is faced with are also growing. In the context of enhancing a socially and environmentally responsible industry, genomics-based innovations and technologies provide significant opportunities to advance Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector.

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Tomorrow today, Ontario Genomics’ annual report

January 3, 2017

The theme of this year’s annual report, Tomorrow today, reflects the incredibly fast pace in which technological innovation is changing the future. We invite you to review it, to learn more about these exciting advancements for both the field of genomics and the province of Ontario.

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Think Synthetic Biology in Ontario [Report]

September 29, 2016

Synthetic biology is the science of building simple organisms or “biological apps” to make manufacturing more green, energy production more sustainable, agriculture more robust, and medicine more powerful and precise. The US and UK are nurturing synthetic biology as humanity’s next technological frontier. It will take bold and decisive action for Ontario to seize this opportunity.

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Highlights: Ontario’s life sciences sector [Video]

April 1, 2016

Did you know that conservative estimates put annual revenues of Ontario’s life sciences sector at $40.5B, directly contributing $21.6B to Ontario’s GDP? See how the success of Ontario’s life sciences sector impacts Canada’s future prosperity.

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Call for an Ontario Health Data Ecosystem [Report]

November 2, 2015

With support from the Data for Health Advisory Group and the OPMN, Ontario Genomics has released the” Call for an Ontario Health Data Ecosystem” report to investigate affordable and feasible mechanisms for Ontario to remain competitive with global benchmarks in the emerging age of data-driven medicine and research. This paper’s ultimate recommendation is a call for an enabling mechanism–the formation of a health data coalition. This coalition would consist of leading organizations across the research and clinical data continuum, as well as the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, with the aim to develop some foundational data sharing policies to facilitate the exchange of data assets.

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