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CPG Centre of Genomics and policy


Located within the McGill Genome Centre, the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) works at the crossroads of law, medicine, and public policy. Applying a multidisciplinary perspective and collaborating with national and international partners, the CGP analyzes the socio-ethical and legal norms influencing the promotion, prevention and protection of human health.

Currently, the CGP's research covers several areas of genomics and policy that include: stem cell research and therapies, personalized medicine, prevention and treatment of cancer, data sharing in research, pediatrics, genetic counselling, digital health and AI, intellectual property and open science, epigenetics, intersex and diversity in health, gene editing, genetic discrimination and biobanking (population genetics).

These domains are approached using three guiding foundations: internationalization, policy development and knowledge transfer. First, the CGP promotes internationalization by undertaking comparative analyses of policies and guidelines around the world. Secondly, the CGP actively participates in the creation of international consortia with a view to promoting multidisciplinary policymaking. Finally, via its numerous workshops and lecture series, the CGP encourages knowledge transfer.

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Academic Associate – Centre of Genomics and Policy

What's new?

"Rare Disease Projects: the last 10 years" PDF
"CanCOGeN Pan-Canadian Experience in Data Sharing: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Road Ahead" PDF
"A Comparative Review of Data Sharing Regulations and Practices in Four Jurisdictions (Australia, France, United Kingdom, United States)" PDF
"Law and Policy of Public Health Information Sharing in Canada" PDF
"Genomics, Salmonella and Stakeholders’ perspectives: Technology and Public Acceptance Workshop – detailed report " PDF
"Protecting privacy in the postgenomic era" PDF
"The first episode of the #OmicsXchange: Science as a Human Right: An Interview with Dr. Bartha Knoppers "
"IDEAS Podcast – Interview with Prof. Bartha Maria Knoppers (Director of CGP)"
"A Guidepost-CRISPR Journal podcast with Prof. Bartha Knoppers on human gene-editing"
"Building the Human Cell Atlas: Issues with Tissues"
Human Cell Atlas (HCA) Tissue Provenance Primers PDF
Video: Setting The Standard: The Path For International Data Sharing Video
Video: Prof. Bartha Maria Knoppers – Galton Lecture (November 2017) Video
Consensus Statement: Gene Editing, Genetic Testing and Reproductive Medicine in Canada PDF
Policy Brief : Genetic Discrimination in Québec PDF

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2022 PDF
Annual Report 2021 PDF
Annual Report 2020 PDF
Annual Report 2019 PDF
Annual Report 2018 PDF
Annual Report 2017 PDF
Annual Report 2016 PDF
Annual Report 2015 PDF
Annual Report 2014 PDF
Annual Report 2013 PDF
Annual Report 2012 PDF
Annual Report 2009 PDF