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Centre for Genetic Medicine
Centre for Genetic Medicine

Our Mission

Our Centre's Mission

To catalyze interdisciplinary interactions among clinicians, scientists and the public that will improve the health and well-being of children through the development and applications of genetic knowledge and technology.

Our Centre's Deliverables

  1. Improved patient care throughout SickKids
  2. Stronger clinical/translational research in genomic medicine
  3. Broader educational, outreach and commercialization activities in genetics

Translating genetic advances into health care...

  • Implementation of new diagnostic and predictive tests at SickKids
  • Development of novel prevention strategies for pre-symptomatic children and family members at risk to develop gene-associated diseases
  • Enable the development of drug and cell-based therapies tailored to the individual's genome
  • Integration of genomic medicine in the training of health professionals and scientists
  • Influence future funding models and health policy development