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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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Fifteen high-school students explore the wonders of genomics

July 12, 2018

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre received today enthusiastic Secondary 3 and 4 students as part of a career discovery week in Life Sciences and Health Technologies (LFHT) organized by Montréal Relève, in collaboration with Montréal InVivo.


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Consultations for the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

July 11, 2018

The three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices. 

The policy includes suggested requirements related to institutional data management strategies, researcher data management plans and data deposit.


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Quebec Forum on Genetic Discrimination

July 10, 2018

The use of genetic information outside of the health context can create some concerns regarding the possibility that it may negatively affect someone based on their genetic profile, a phenomenon referred to as genetic discrimination.


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Call for proposals - National initiative for the clinical implementation of precision health

June 29, 2018

The foundational step of this major project is a pilot program on rare diseases.


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Génome Québec supports Montreal Cancer Consortium (MCC)

June 28, 2018

Génome Québec is proud to take part in this initiative of the Terry Fox Research Institute, which will generate new advances in precision medicine.


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Genes associated with infantile forms of schizophrenia identified

June 20, 2018

Discovery will aid diagnosis and development of treatments.


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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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