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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.

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New horizons for synthetic biology

Oct. 6, 2014

Génome Québec is proud to participate in the synthetic biology workshop - New horizons for synthetic biology research, public policy and industry - that will be held at Concordia University, October 27 and 28, 2014. The workshop is an opportunity for Canadian and British scientists to discuss the developement of this leading sector. 

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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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To learn all about the state of Canada's Science Culture

Aug. 28, 2014

We invite you to read the report Science Culture: Where Canada Stands online today on the Council of Canadian Academies Website. Marc LePage, President and CEO of Génome Québec, was part of the panel of experts on the state of the science culture in Canada.

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A Montréal invention to detect genetic anomalies

Aug. 4, 2014

Speedier diagnosis of diseases such as cancer likely thanks to new DNA analysis technique


Dr. Rob Sladek of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre was part of Pr. Sabrina Leslie's team from McGill University who developed a breakthrough technique for massive parallel genomic analysis of long DNA molecules. This technical breakthrough should result in speedier diagnosis of cancer and various pre-natal conditions. 

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Génome Québec salutes the creation of a research Chair in cardiovascular genetics

June 20, 2014

Génome Québec salutes the creation of a research Chair in cardiovascular genetics thanks to the generous donation by National Bank

Dr. Fabrice Brunet, Chief Executive Officer at CHU Sainte-Justine, and Ms. Anièle Lecoq, President and Chief Executive Officer at CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, announced on Friday, June 20, in the presence of Mr. Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank, the creation of a research Chair in cardiovascular genetics made possible by National Bank's donation.

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A Better Prenatal Test: Reducing Risk for Pregnant Women

June 17, 2014

Don't miss Show me the evidence's current issue on Dr. François Rousseau's project on Personalized genomics for prenatal aneuploidy screening using maternal blood (PEGASUS).

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La Boucle du GDPL: Génome Québec congratulates its team of cyclists

June 16, 2014

Congratulations go out to the team of cyclists who road wearing Génome Québec's colors last Saturday in difficult weather conditions with rain and wind! You showed courage, tenacity and constancy for a cause which is dear to us, that of Pierre Lavoie.

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