Beacon Feasibility Assessment

Real-time global data network to share genomic information.

Project Overview

Updated March 31, 2023.

The Problem

Research and development is happening in silos around the world.

Co-ordinating and sharing data globally is extremely difficult to do, whilst adhering to the highest standards of data stewardship. Beacon allows us to do this on a global scale.  

How We Are Solving It

Researchers can use the new Beacon to search and discover specific mutations in their genomes in real time and map their geographic and evolutionary origins. Sharing genomic information over a cloud-based global network has the potential to improve our knowledge at a speed and scale that isn’t otherwise possible and inform new ways to diagnose and treat people affected by the virus. 

Project Lead

  • dnastack@2x e1632890447273

Project Partners

  • globalalliance
  • sickkids e1632807579176
  • microsoft logo project

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