The Value of Genomics

Why genomics is critical to BC

Genomics hold the promise to improve our quality of life while providing opportunities for economic development and environmental improvement for the benefit of society. Every living thing has a genome which holds the secret code of life within. From the food we eat, to the medicine and cures we seek, to the environmental sustainability of natural resources we depend upon, genomics is the heart of life sciences in British Columbia.

Genomics is at the core of the cutting-edge science and technologies that are driving growth, productivity, commercialization and global competitiveness. Genome BC’s investments into genomics research is powering BC’s bioeconomy by generating jobs, creating and advancing new companies and attracting national and international investments to help address challenges facing BC’s key economic sectors — forestry, energy and mining, agrifood, fisheries and aquaculture, and health.