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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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Launch of a new competition in Agriculture, Agri-food, Fisheries and Aquaculture

June 15, 2018

Genome Canada, in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, launches the 2018 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics Solutions for Agriculture, Agri-food, Fisheries and Aquaculture.


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Last chance to submit your abstract for the 2nd International Congress on Personalized Health Care (ICPHC)

June 14, 2018

The Program committee solicits papers describing significant and innovative research contributions to the field of personalized medicine and health care.


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Genome Canada launches national initiative to bring precision health to patients

June 4, 2018

Pilot initiative for rare diseases to lay the foundation for the adoption of precision health across Canada.


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Genomics for Youths

May 16, 2018

Génome Québec is proud to launch its brand new online education platform for high school students.


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Biomed Connect: An Academia-Industry Networking Event

May 15, 2018

On May 17 in Montréal, Concordia University is organizing an event to bring together companies and academics working on biomedical research with the objective of creating solid and mutually beneficial research collaboration partnerships.


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Génome Québec salutes four Québec researchers in precision medicine

Apr. 30, 2018

Discover in this video the moving testmonies of patients sharing their story and commending the remarkable work of four scientists that devote their lives to improve healthcare quality in Québec. 


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Québec patients poised to benefit from major investments in genomics research and precision health

Apr. 25, 2018

Our greater knowledge of the human genome is helping health professionals better understand a growing number of diseases leading to more effective treatments. Progress made in the field of precision medicine will transform patient care through better prevention, more accurate diagnoses and improved therapies. The changes will be beneficial for the health of all Quebecers and for the Québec health system as a whole.


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A genomic test for safer prenatal screening implemented in the Québec health care system

Apr. 23, 2018

Génome Québec congratulates the team of Dr. François Rousseau from CHU de Québec-Université Laval research centre, for its work that led to the Québec government’s decision to improve the Québec trisomy prenatal screening program by implementing second-line non-invasive genomic testing. This test may reduce the number of amniocenteses performed in Québec by 90% in the context of this program.


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Upcoming funding opportunity

Apr. 10, 2018

Genome Canada is advising the research community of the upcoming launch of the 2018 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics Solutions for Agriculture, Agri-food, Fisheries and Aquaculture.


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Genomics featured in a Curiosity on Stage Evening Event!

Apr. 3, 2018

Don't miss this evening of thought-provoking discussions about genomics which will be held at the Canada Science and Technology Museum.


An opportunity to hear speakers from academia and industry explore the science, ethics, and impacts of genomics in our lives.


B.F. Francis Ouellette, our VP, Scientific Affairs, is among the speakers who will discuss  some interesting movements in current research.


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