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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.

Dr. Guy Rouleau awarded the 2012 Prix du Québec Wilder-Penfield

Oct. 30, 2012

The 2012 Prix du Québec Wilder Penfield has been awarded to Dr. Guy Rouleau to underline his remarkable career and his discoveries in the field of genetics. The researcher identified twenty genes responsible for neurological and psychiatric diseases, including several rare diseases unique to Québec.

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McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre nets key funding for groundbreaking epigenetics research

Oct. 22, 2012

The Government of Canada and Génome Québec awards key funding for researchers at the Innovation Centre

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$ 1.8 million for research on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Oct. 19, 2012

Montreal-led international research group awarded $ 1.8 million for research on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Robert Klein Advocates for Public Funding of Genomics in Québec

Oct. 18, 2012

During his visit to Québec City for the BioContact congress, Robert Klein of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, addressed the participants on the importance of funding genomics.

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CARTaGENE: the largest ongoing prospective health study of men and women in Quebec

Oct. 17, 2012

An article of Philip Awadalla and his team has just been published in the Journal of Epidemiology: Cohort profile of the CARTaGENE study: Quebec’s population-based biobank for public health and personalized genomics.



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Hotspot Mutations in H3F3A and IDH1 Define Distinct Epigenetic and Biological Subgroups of Glioblastoma

Oct. 16, 2012

An article on Glioblastoma published in Cancer Cell : from Nada Jabado and Stefan M. Pfister

Also in Cancer cell: Methylome Alterations “Mark” New Therapeutic Opportunities in Glioblastoma

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The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2012: geneticists honored

Oct. 9, 2012

After rewarding Watson and Crick discovery of DNA in 1962, the work of Barbara McClintock in 1983, the identification of the human genome in 2002, stem cells in 2007, and in 2009, the work on the "immortality" of the genome, genomics is once again honored in 2012 with the Nobel Prize in Medicine!


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White spruce in the sights of researchers

Oct. 5, 2012

An excellent article has just been published in the September issue of the Evolutionary Applications journal. The article demonstrates the absence of effects of genetic selection on white spruce even after intensive selection.

The genotyping of the trees was done with the support of McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre.

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10 percent of aortic valve disease explained by genes discovery

Oct. 1, 2012

Researchers at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center and University of Montreal have identified genetic origins in 10% of an important form of congenital heart diseases by studying the genetic variability within families.

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