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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.

Génome Québec welcomes the decision by the Federal Government

Mar. 23, 2016

Génome Québec welcomes the decision by the Federal Government to grant $237.2 million to Genome Canada

Génome Québec is pleased with the decision by Justin Trudeau's government to grant $237.2 million to Genome Canada in support of genomics researchers and promising scientific breakthroughs. With this initiative, the Federal Government is sending a clear message to the public and the scientific community about the importance of genomics for society and the Canadian economy. We welcome the return of science and innovation on the Federal Government's political agenda.

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A new initiative to facilitate the implementation of personalized medicine in Canada

Mar. 17, 2016

Génome Québec is pleased to announce a $2 million investment by the Government of Canada. These funds will be used to put in place the GEL3S Network in genomics and personalized health co-led by Christopher McCabe from University of Alberta and François Rousseau from Université Laval.

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New test to rapidly diagnose infections

Mar. 10, 2016

Thanks to his expertise and innovative approach, Dr. Michel G. Bergeron again distinguishes himself among the best in Canada with a project whose economic repercussions will certainly be considerable.

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New HiSeq X: The Innovation Centre is considerably increasing its production capacity

Mar. 2, 2016

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre is pleased to announce the arrival of a new fleet of cutting edge next-generation sequencing instruments. The acquisition of five Illumina HiSeq X has vastly increased its sequencing capacity, enabling faster and more economical sequencing. For details, contact us at


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Understand your genome

Mar. 1, 2016

In 2015, a group of Canadians including four Quebecers have had their genome sequenced in Vancouver by Illumina. Watch this video produced by Genome British Columbia and find out about the questionings, discoveries and issues encountered throughout this adventure.

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IP and Genomics

Mar. 1, 2016

Don't mis the next LES (US-Canada) event that will be held in Montréal on March 9.

Precision Medicine is an effort that will revolutionize how we improve health and treat diseases. Major research initiatives throughout the world are exploring the information that is hiding in the genes to find innovative approaches to treat patients by taking into account their individual characteristics. 

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