Better donor-recipient match with genomics


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Thursday October 1, 2015

Better donor-recipient match with genomics

International Consortium including the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre to find better donor-recipient match thanks to genomics.


It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune system recognizes the new organ as foreign and rejects it, which can lead to serious complications.



Now, a large international team of transplant surgeons and scientists has come together to investigate the genetic factors behind transplant successes and failures. The project involves more than three dozen research institutions around the world, including the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, and is called the International Genetics & Translational Research in Transplantation Network (iGeneTRAiN).

To read McGill University' press release, click here



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