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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.

Researchers Evaluate Cost-Effectiveness of Non-invasive Prenatal Screening in Quebec

Oct. 17, 2016

Adding non-invasive prenatal genetic screening (NIPS) for fetal chromosomal abnormalities to the current prenatal testing strategy in Quebec would be more cost-effective than current approaches based on blood tests and amniocentesis, according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2016 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.

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Two Québec projects win under the Canadian partnership program between academics and industry

Oct. 11, 2016

Montréal, October 11, 2016 - Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, is proud to announce the results of the 6th funding round of the Genomic Application Partnership Program (GAPP), a pan-Canadian Genome Canada competition. 

The first winning research team is spearheaded by Pierre Thibault of Université de Montréal with Jean-Jacques Dunyach of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The second team is led by Claude Robert of Université Laval with Brian Sullivan of the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement Inc., Marquis Roy of Olymel S.E.C./L.P. and Claude Vielfaure of HyLife Ltd.

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