FORGE (Finding of Rare Disease Genes) Canada is a national consortium of clinicians and scientists using new sequencing technology to rapidly identify genes responsible for rare genetic disorders that affect children in Canada and throughout the world. Launched in April 2011, the project has for objectives to: “1) Assist doctors to identify patients with rare childhood diseases. 2) Sequence the genomes of patients to identify disease-causing genetic changes. 3) Set up a national data coordination centre to streamline and improve existing large-scale sequence analysis tools. 4) Create national ethical guidelines for analyzing sequence data from entire genomes and for sharing results with families.” By November 2012, FORGE had discovered 41 novel genes previously not linked to a human disease.