Genomics in the battle against COVID-19

Genomics plays an important role in COVID-19 research, from detecting infections and understanding how the virus mutates, to tracking these mutations and developing vaccines and treatments. Watch our two animated videos:

On the Trail of Covid-19
The Race for a Vaccine

Applying genomics to the world’s biggest challenges.

Genomics provides in-depth knowledge of every living thing. These insights can lead to solutions for food production, sustainable energy and resource extraction, human disease, and healthy oceans and other natural habitats.

Featured News and Updates

Watch the video: “Reducing the Risk” – How collaborative genomics research could change how we look for offshore oil and gas. Read Full Story

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a promising new tool for environmentally monitoring living organisms in water and on land. Full Story

There’s no denying genomics is cool.  The study of genes and their functions is adding to our understanding of every living thing. Visit Site

How Can We Help You?

“ By using genomics tools, we expect to increase sales by $18 million a year and add 40 jobs. ”

Dr Keng Pee Ang, Cooke Aquaculture Inc.

What We Do

Genome Atlantic is a not-for-profit corporation that helps Atlantic Canada reap the economic and social benefits of genomics in agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, energy, mining, the environment, forestry, and human health. Partnering with industry, government, academia and research institutions, Genome Atlantic has enabled over $90 million in genomics R&D throughout Atlantic Canada. LEARN MORE