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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.

Discovery of a new gene variant linked to Alzheimer's disease

Nov. 15, 2012

Sdentists have identified a new gene variant that seems to strongly raise the risk for Alzheimer's disease, giving a fresh target for research into treatments for the disease.

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Host–microbe interactions have shaped the genetic architecture of inflammatory bowel disease

Nov. 5, 2012

November is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month.

We invite you to learn more about Dr John D. Rioux's team work on the subject in Nature's article "Host|[ndash]|microbe interactions have shaped the genetic architecture of inflammatory bowel disease":

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Closer to personalized medicine with the 1000 Genomes Project

Nov. 2, 2012

In a major step toward an era of personalized medicine, researchers 1000 Genomes Project,  involving 700 scientists from laboratories in the U.S., Canada (including researchers in Québec), China, Japan, Nigeria and Kenya, among others, reported (ref Nature) that they have sequenced the complete DNA material of more than 1,000 people from 14 population groups in Europe, Africa, East Asia and the Americas.

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Mutations in TMEM231 cause Joubert syndrome in French Canadians

Nov. 1, 2012

The researchers Jacques L. Michaud (CHU Ste-Justine), Jacek Mejewski (Université McGill) and Guy A. Rouleau (CHU Ste-Justine) have discovered mutations in TMEM231 causing Joubert syndrome, a rare desease in French Canadian population.

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Pr. Bernatchez was awarded the 2012 Prix du Québec Marie-Victorin

Nov. 1, 2012

The 2012 Prix du Québec Marie-Victorin in natural science and engineering was awarded to Pr. Louis Bernatchez from Université Laval, considered by many as a world leader in the study of molecular ecology.

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