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News on genomics

Detailed genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk Posted on Wednesday January 8, 2020

The results of a major study on the risk of developing breast cancer were published this week in Nature Genetics. 

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Congratulations to Joanne Castonguay on her appointment as Health and Welfare Commissioner Posted on Wednesday December 18, 2019

The entire Génome Québec team joins its Board of Directors to express their most sincere congratulations to Joanne Castonguay on her appointment as Health and Welfare Commissioner. (...)

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Julie Valdemarin-Burnier wins the Rendez-Vous Génome Québec Competition Posted on Tuesday December 17, 2019

The goal of the competition is to promote research in genomics and human health among young researchers.

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Génome Québec’s mission is to catalyze the development and excellence of genomics research and promote its integration and democratization. It is a pillar of the Québec bioeconomy and contributes to Québec’s influence and its social and sustainable development. 


Génome Québec is helping to accelerate the discovery of new applications for genomics in strategic areas such as healthagrifood, forestry and the environment.

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What is genomics?

You may not realize it, but you probably already know a little about genomics. Perhaps you’ve heard of DNA and genes in the media. Maybe you’re aware that you have inherited many of your traits from your ancestors. These traits are determined by our genes, which are organized within our cells into chromosomes. That’s what genomics is all about…and more!

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