HostSeq Project Overview

PROJECT OVERVIEW———————————————————-

On April 23, 2020, the Federal Government committed $40 million to support Genome Canada’s launch of the newly formed Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN). As Canada’s national facility for genome sequencing and analysis, CGEn will lead a nation-wide Host Genome Sequencing Initiative within this framework to sequence genomes of 10,000 Canadians to help understand the genomic architecture of the host response to COVID-19. CGEn is mandated to develop regional, national, and international linkages to ensure that this investment has maximal impact for the health of all Canadians.