On April 23, 2020, the Federal Government committed $40 million to support Genome Canada’s Canadian COVID-19 Genomics Network (CanCOGeN). Within this network, CGEn has led a nationwide Host Genome Sequencing Initiative – “HostSeq” – sequencing the genomes of Canadians affected by COVID-19 to help understand the genomic architecture of the host response to disease.
HostSeq is providing a first-of-its-kind Canadian genomic and clinical databank that is broadly consented for health research, giving Canadian scientists access to a rich dataset to help analyze and identify genetic determinants of health from a Canadian perspective.
- HostSeq is collecting 10,000+ genomic and clinical data records
- Consent has been obtained for COVID-19 and other health research
- Aggregate clinical data is available in the HostSeq Phenotype Portal
- Aggregate genomic data is available in the HostSeq Variant Search Portal
The Data Access Compliance Office (DACO) handles requests from scientists for controlled access to HostSeq data.
Questions? Please contact Meredith McLaren, Director of Partnerships & Programs, CGEn.