The International Indigenous Genomics Advisory Committee (IIGAC), is a panel of international Indigenous experts including Indigenous scholars from Canada, the United States, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand (Aotearoa). The IIGAC is providing the Silent Genomes research team with external guidance, insight and advice on the projects’ strategic goals and deliverables, as well as providing insight into International best practices.
Established to provide cultural oversight & strategic advice in support of the collaborative creation, implementation, and utilization of the IBVL including respectful, culturally safe policies regarding access to data for clinical diagnoses [and related research].
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.