We invite you to read Biotechnology Focus article on Genomics Trends in Canada. A shift has recently begun to unfold in genomics. After a decade of basic research and discoveries, emphasis is now being placed on innovation in applied research, a phenomenon that is evident throughout the Western world.

Two factors explain this shift. First, genomics has attained a critical mass of knowledge and technologies that make the transformation of knowledge into applications possible. Second, public investors now expect genomics to produce tangible social and economic benefits, which translates into support programs increasingly focussed on applied research. Canada is not immune to this trend.

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