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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.

The Governement of Canada is partnering with Génome Québec to better trace viruses in Canada's food supply

July 23, 2015

A partnership between the CFIA and Génome Québec has been created to develop genomics-based analytical methods for pathogen detection and epidemiological support. This partnership is expected to lead to the development of more precise, molecular-based methods for identifying specific strains of foodborne viruses. This ultimately could help the CFIA trace outbreaks of viral foodborne illness back to a specific source and take a more targeted approach to recalling contaminated products. It will also allow public health officials to identify high-risk strains of foodborne viruses.

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Quebec researchers receive funding to fight salmonellosis and improve soybean production

July 21, 2015

Génome Québec is pleased to announce that two major international research projects have been selected for funding under Genome Canada’s new funding competition, Genomics and Feeding the Future. 

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Montréal researchers discover a new crucial gene associated with leukodystrophies

July 9, 2015

An international research team, led by Dr. Geneviève Bernard from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Dr. Benoit Coulombe from the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), has identified a new gene associated with 4H leukodystrophy, one of the common forms of the disease. Their findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications this week.

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