Over the course of the Program, important insights into the genomics/biotechnology healthcare divide were gained and reported in a special supplement in the journal Nature Biotechnology (2002). The accumulated knowledge from this project has helped to shape genomics policies for national and international decision-makers, including the WHO and United Nations.
In addition, ethical guidelines for developing and disseminating plant-derived vaccines were developed that addressed environmental risks associated with genetically modified plant systems. Numerous peer-reviewed publications, a database on plant-derived vaccines and a research report analyzing the diffusion of plant-derived vaccines were also generated from this project. Of particular note was an influential provincial government report entitled Genetic Services in Ontario: Mapping the Future (2001).
During the course of the CPGGH, the project contributed to 178 presentations/lectures and more than 160 print articles. It developed important concepts influencing Canadian and international policy, identified new opportunities in emerging markets and raised public awareness regarding the uses and/or misuses of genomics in healthcare.