Breeding better trees with genomics

A $6.2M partnership called FastTRAC II is transforming how we breed commercial trees, creating a sustainable future for our forestry resources. Want to know more?

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.

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Sampling the Sea

Watch, Sampling the Sea: eDNA Technology for Atlantic Canada’s Blue Economy. #H2Oconference #BlueEconomy

Two multi-million-dollar research and innovation projects, one to benefit Atlantic Canada’s salmon aquaculture industry and the other to a… Learn More

Eight climate change research projects were announced today by Genome Atlantic, in partnership with Research Nova Scotia. The projects bring… Learn More

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