Genomics News

Beyond the poppy: a new method of opium production

Published Tuesday May 19, 2015


According to new studies by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal and theUniversity of California, Berkeley, yeast can be engineered to convert sugar to alkaloids — plant-derived compounds (...)

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Quebec researchers and international collaborators identify a new breast cancer gene

Published Tuesday April 28, 2015


A Quebec research team played a key role in an international study led by the University of Toronto and Pomeranian Medical University in Poland that identified a new breast cancer gene.  (...)

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Breast cancer preventive therapies by genetic screening

Published Thursday April 9, 2015


According to a study of more than 65,000 women, a test for a wide range of genetic risk factors could improve doctors’ ability to work out which women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer (...)

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