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Canadian VirusSeq Data Portal

The goal of the CanCOGeN VirusSeq project is to sequence up to 150,000 viral samples from Canadians testing positive for COVID-19. The VirusSeq Data Portal is an open-source and open-access data portal for all Canadian SARS-CoV-2 sequences and associated non-personal contextual data. It harmonizes, validates and automates submission to international databases.

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Impact on Canadians

Genomic-based tracking and analysis of the evolving traits of the SARS-CoV-2 virus across Canada provides critical information for:

  • Public health and policy decisions
  • Testing and tracing strategies
  • Virus detection and surveillance methods
  • Vaccine development and effectiveness
  • Drug discovery and effectiveness of treatment
  • Understanding susceptibility, disease severity and clinical outcomes
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Why Sequence this Virus?

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Identify and track transmission trends at the regional, provincial, national and international scales.
Aid detection of new clusters of cases/outbreaks.
Discover evolving viral characteristics that might impact.
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Genome Canada has also partnered with DNAstack to integrate VirusSeq data with their COVID Cloud Platform. COVID Cloud is a cloud-based platform that helps researchers find, visualize, and analyze genomics and other datasets related to COVID-19.

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