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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.

Umbilical cord blood: a new molecule will facilitate its use

Sept. 18, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Guy Sauvageau's team who identified a molecule which allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical cord stem cells can be used to treat genetic diseases and  blood-related diseases, including leukemia.

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Génome Québec is proud to salute the FRQS 50th anniversary

Sept. 16, 2014

Launched in 1964 under the name Conseil de recherches médicales du Québec, the FRQS still plays a major role in research development and support to benefit the well-being of Quebecers, to strengthen the health system and to contribute to a knowledge-based society in Québec, Canada and internationally.

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Good news for forest genomics: major expansion of Université Laval's teaching and research forest

Sept. 15, 2014

The Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Laurent Lessard, and the rector of Université Laval, Denis Brière, announced on September 11, the expansion of 346 km2 to complement the existing 66 km2 of the Montmorency Forest.

The two parties reached an agreement to delegate the resource management of this new forest land to the teaching institution. This agreement brings to 412 km2 the total area of this unique environment for teaching and university research.

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A new video presents the future of genomics in Québec

Sept. 2, 2014

Génome Québec invites you to listen to the members of the Management Team present their vision on genomics in Québec

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