GE³LS research investigates questions at the intersection of genomics and society.
GE3LS research is interdisciplinary, conducted by researchers across many disciplines within social science and humanities, including economics, environment, law, business, communications, and public policy.
Using a range of perspectives and methods, these researchers often work shoulder-to-shoulder with genomic scientists to examine stakeholder interests, public values, economics, environmental effects, and policy issues associated with genomics. This can help anticipate the potential risks and benefits as scientific research projects develop.
Research that extends beyond the biology provides stakeholders with the insights needed to anticipate impacts of scientific advances in genomics, avoid pitfalls, cultivate success, and ultimately, contribute to Canada’s leadership in the 21st century global bioeconomy.