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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.

Childhood Epilepsy - Discovery of new genes

Aug. 16, 2013

In a genetic study of childhood epilepsies, an international team of researchers including Dr. Patrick Cossette at the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM), has linked two new genes to severe forms of disease and provides a novel strategy for identifying therapy targets.

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New, safer prenatal screening solution could soon be available

Aug. 12, 2013

A team of researchers led by CHU de Québec and Université Laval, has received CAN$10.5 million from Genome Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Génome Québec and other partners to conduct a large-scale comparative effectiveness study on non-invasive prenatal screening techniques.

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Understanding the effects of genes on human traits

Aug. 1, 2013

Montreal Scientists develop a novel approach for scanning the entire genome. In a study published today in Nature Communications, Dr. Constantin Polychronakos from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and collaborators from McGill University and The University of Texas, propose a novel approach for scanning the entire genome that will help us understand the effect of genes on human traits.

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