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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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$20 million invested in genomics research

July 19, 2019

Génome Québec is pleased to share the Québec results in conjunction with two Genome Canada competitions.

In total, Québec secured $20 million funding for four projects that will drive the development of genomics solutions in the fisheries, agri-food, health and digital sectors


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A strategic collaboration between IVADO and Génome Québec

June 20, 2019

Génome Québec is proud to announce its financial participation in nine genomics projects selected for funding under the IVADO Fundamental Research Funding Program


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Sylvain Moineau awarded l'Ordre national du Québec

June 17, 2019

Génome Québec would like to congratulate Professor Sylvain Moineau, from Université Laval, who received the prestigious Order of Québec as an Officer for his outstanding career and his contribution to genomics.


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Phase 2 study of cystinosis treatment receives authorization of clinical trial application by Health Canada

June 11, 2019

Funded by Génome Québec and Genome Canada under the Genome Canada Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP), this trial will be led by Dr. Paul Goodyer, a professor of pediatrics at McGill University and recognized leader in hereditary renal disease. 


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Webinar - One billion pieces of data and growing: Canada’s Living Population Laboratory Overview, Case Studies & Access Guide

June 5, 2019

Presented at noon on June 11th, this webinar will provide an overview of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) —Canada’s largest population study.  


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The Coolest Hotspot: Québec's Life Sciences and Health Technologies Ecosystem Joins Promotion Forces Abroad

June 3, 2019

Launched during the Rendez-vous Québec at BIO International Convention 2019 in Philadelphia, this umbrella initiative is led by Québec Life Sciences and Health Technologies (LSHT) sector players aiming to represent the ecosystem with an outlook toward regional promotion for investment attraction.


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Investment of nearly $50 million for a new cutting-edge Canada-wide health data platform

May 23, 2019

Génome Québec is proud to be a partner of the Digital Health and Discovery Platform (DHDP). This network, led by the Terry Fox Research Institute and Imagia, will connect almost 100 partners across Canada. 


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Canadian researchers identify the unanticipated early origin of childhood brain cancer

May 2, 2019

The team of Dr. Nada Jabado, paediatric hemato-oncologist and senior scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), in collaboration with researchers from SickKids and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), has identified the first traces of cancer at a very early stage in fetal development.


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Génome Québec celebrates DNA Day!

Apr. 25, 2019

On April 25, DNA Day commemorates the discovery of DNA's double helix in April 1953, as well as the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.


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Demystify CRISPR : a must-see panel!

Apr. 8, 2019

As part of DNA Day festivities, Génome Québec presents a panel at EFFERVESCENCE, an event bringing together the actors of life sciences and health technologies in Québec.


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