Genome BC created the Societal Issues Competition as a way to recognize the need for stand-alone research projects that identify and study the societal issues that emerge from genomics-based innovations.
This may include, for example, researching broader themes of societal importance such as genetic discrimination and public perspectives of genomics application by sector; developing effective practices and policies for uptake of genomic-based applications; identifying when uptake would not be appropriate; or examining cross-cutting themes of societal importance.
A second intake for this competition is currently in development. More information will be available in the coming weeks.
Contact Kate Harland, our Genomics and Society Advisor for more information.