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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.

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Better sharing of genetic information in human health

Sept. 12, 2013

Since the sequence map of the human genome, the cost of sequencing the genome of an individual has fallen rapidly. This has resulted in a tremendous increase in the amount of human genomic data available to the international research community for the advancement of biomedical research.

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Childhood Epilepsy - Discovery of new genes

Aug. 16, 2013

In a genetic study of childhood epilepsies, an international team of researchers including Dr. Patrick Cossette at the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM), has linked two new genes to severe forms of disease and provides a novel strategy for identifying therapy targets.

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New, safer prenatal screening solution could soon be available

Aug. 12, 2013

A team of researchers led by CHU de Québec and Université Laval, has received CAN$10.5 million from Genome Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Génome Québec and other partners to conduct a large-scale comparative effectiveness study on non-invasive prenatal screening techniques.

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Understanding the effects of genes on human traits

Aug. 1, 2013

Montreal Scientists develop a novel approach for scanning the entire genome. In a study published today in Nature Communications, Dr. Constantin Polychronakos from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and collaborators from McGill University and The University of Texas, propose a novel approach for scanning the entire genome that will help us understand the effect of genes on human traits.

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Congratulations to Dr. Alain Moreau who received the Ernest-Charron Award

July 31, 2013

Génome Québec wishes to congratulate Dr. Alain Moreau who received the Ernest-Charron Award from the Faculty of Dentistry at Université de Montréal.

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Google Doodle honors the Black Lady of DNA

July 25, 2013

Today, in a Google Doodle that includes a reference to one of Rosalind Franklin's DNA photographs, Google reminds us of a historic moment in science, and of the 93rd birthday of a scientist who contributed to it.

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Genomic atlas of gene switches in plants

July 17, 2013

What allows certain plants to survive freezing and thrive in the Canadian climate, while others are sensitive to the slightest drop in temperature? Those that flourish activate specific genes at just the right time -- but the way gene activation is controlled remains poorly understood.

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Funding Awarded to Detect E. coli in Food Processing Facilities

July 15, 2013

Genome Alberta is pleased to announce on behalf of our funding partners the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, Genome Canada, Génome Québec and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (hereafter the Funders), the results of our collective funding competition for the rapid detection of pathogenic Escherichia coli.  Each of the two successful applications will receive $500,000 in new funding.

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Génome Québec 2012-2013 Annual Report

June 27, 2013

We invite you to read our 2012-2013 Annual Report summarizing our activities.

Good reading!

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Sweden: First Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit

June 26, 2013

The first Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit took place in Sweden from June 14 to 18, 2013. The event, which was held in Björkliden, Lapland located above the Arctic Circle, brought together some sixty researchers from almost a dozen countries. This Summit followed the sequencing of the white spruce and Norwegian spruce genomes, the results of which were recently published in Nature, among others.

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