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Genomics plays a vital role in driving Québec's economic future. That is why Génome Québec aims at advancing knowledge in genomics by funding major research projects. In this section, you will discover all the latest achievements in the field of genomics.

A genetic defect in sex cells may predispose to childhood leukemia

Dec. 17, 2012

Rare atypical form of the PRDM9 fertility gene found in parents

Researchers at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center and the University of Montreal have found a possible heredity mechanism that predisposes children to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of blood cancer in children. According to their findings published in Genome Research, the presence of a genetic defect in the egg or sperm that give rise to children with ALL may be a prerequisite for the disease to develop.

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The Christmas tree and its genome have remained very much the same over the last 100 million years

Dec. 14, 2012

A study published by Université Laval researchers and their colleagues from the Canadian Forest Service reveals that the genome of conifers such as spruce, pine, and fir has remained very much the same for over 100 million years.

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Dec. 12, 2012

Following the cessation of the activities of Genizon Biosciences Inc. in September 2011, the Superior Court of Québec mandated Génome Québec to take charge of the management of data and biological samples collected. The biological material (50,000 samples including 200,000 tubes) was relocated at the BioBank of Génome Québec - Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire in Chicoutimi.

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Dec. 7, 2012

Génome Québec wishes to acknowledge the scientific contribution of Dr. Daniel Gaudet, Scientific Director of the Génome Québec and CHAUR Biobank, to the regulatory approval of Glybera through his close cooperation with uniQure.

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