Harnessing Genomics to Improve Human Health and the Environment


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Thursday August 16, 2018

Harnessing Genomics to Improve Human Health and the Environment

Génome Québec congratulates two Québec research teams who have been awarded major funding for projects in the sectors of human health and the environment. In total the teams secured funding of $5 million from a total of $21 million available across Canada under the Genome Canada Genomic Applications Partnership Program.



Developing a new treatment for a rare childhood disease 

Dr. Paul Goodyer and his team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre will be collaborating with the U.S.-based Eloxx Pharmaceuticals in efforts to develop a new antibiotic for the treatment a rare genetic disorder affecting infants.

 

Genomics protecting caribou populations 

Claude Robert, professor and researcher at the Animal Science Department of Université Laval, and his team are working in partnership with the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec (MFFP) on developing a DNA chip that will help wildlife conservation officers manage and protect declining caribou populations.


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