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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.

Canadian researchers lead groundbreaking discovery in deadly childhood cancer

Dec. 11, 2013

A new study by Canadian researchers may pave the way for more effective treatment of an aggressive and deadly type of brain tumour, known as ETMR/ETANTR. The tumour, which is seen only in children under four, is almost always fatal, despite aggressive treatment.  The study proposes a new model for how this brain tumour develops and suggests possible targets to investigate for novel therapies.

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UCB Canada supports efforts to identify personalized treatment approach for drug-resistant epilepsy

Dec. 10, 2013

Genome Canada and Génome Québec are pleased to announce UCB Canada Inc.’s contribution to a four-year study aimed at developing a personalized medicine approach to the early diagnosis of various types of epilepsy.

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COPD patients starting to breathe easier

Dec. 4, 2013

Two BC researchers have combined forces to develop  a blood test that will identify patients at high risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) lung attacks. This much needed test will help medical professionals provide better treatment and ultimately lead to patients with fewer attacks, and reduced hospitalization and emergency visits.


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