Bridging the Genomic Divide
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Genomics has advanced health care by allowing medical treatments to be tailored to the specific needs of individual patients in what is sometimes described as ‘precision medicine’. But these genomic technologies, and the research that drives them, can be difficult for Indigenous populations to access or participate in. This is creating a genomic divide that prevents accurate diagnosis. A group of scientists hope to change that – to improve outcomes not only for Indigenous Peoples – but all Canadians.