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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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National Geographic interested in a discovery by Pr. Guillaume Bourque published in a Nature publication

Mar. 31, 2014

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Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, Genomic Scientist, is named the winner of the 2014 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research.

Mar. 25, 2014

Toronto CNW – March 24, 2014 – The Prize, established by Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FCIHR), in collaboration with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences recognizes leaders of exceptional achievement in science and health policy of international stature. Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong, will receive the Prize and deliver a Public Forum Lecture on September 17th, 2014 in Ottawa.  In 2015, he will undertake one or more Institutional visits to Canadian universities and health science centres.

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Major breakthrough thanks to leukemic stem cells

Mar. 18, 2014

Dr. Guy Sauvageau’ team from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) achieved a significant breakthrough thanks to the laboratory growth of leukemic stem cells, which will speed up the development of new cancer drugs.

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Génome Québec is proud to recognize the International Rare Disease Day

Feb. 28, 2014

Did you know that approximately 80% of rare diseases have a genetic origin?

Did you know that almost 75% of these diseases affect children?

On this special day, Génome Québec wishes to salute the involvement and commitment of the Québec researchers who are working in finding the origins and treatments of rare diseases.

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World scientists gather in Montréal to discuss obesity, heart disease and other ailments of modern times

Feb. 13, 2014

Why are obesity, diabetes and heart disease among the leading causes of mortality in our society? How can promoting a healthy lifestyle turn back that tide? How can genomic research help us better understand the specific role prevention plays when it comes to health?

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Pr. Guillaume Bourque receives funding from CANARIE for GenAP

Feb. 12, 2014

Congratulations to Pr. Guillaume Bourque from the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University and researcher at the Génome Québec and McGill University Innovation Center, whose project Genetics and Genomics Analysis Platform (GenAP) has been funded by CANARIE, a nonprofit organization that funds programs for advancing the digital infrastructure in Canada.

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An article of Pr. Vincent Martin about the dihydrosanguinarine in Nature

Feb. 11, 2014

A team led by Vincent Martin, Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Biology at Concordia University, has published an article entitled Reconstruction of a 10-gene pathway for synthesis of the plant alkaloid dihydrosanguinarine in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, published in Nature Communications:

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