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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.

Two Québec Researchers Funded to Study the Societal Implications of Genomics Research

Nov. 15, 2017

Congratulations to professors David M. Secko of Concordia University and Michel Dorval of Université Laval, who will be supported by a joint initiative of Genome Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in social sciences and humanities research and related activities pertaining to research in the field of genomics.

This allotment has been revealed this morning by the Minister of Science, the Honourable Kristy Duncan, as part of a major funding announcement by the SSHRC, that will support 3344 research projects throughout Canada and abroad.

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Nov. 13, 2017

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Pr. Jacques Simard of Université Laval honored at the 73rd ACFAS Gala

Nov. 9, 2017

The renowned researcher received yesterday the prestigious Léo-Pariseau Award, during the 73rd Acfas Gala, an event dedicated to the recognition of excellence in francophone research. 

The Léo-Pariseau Award celebrates a researcher's excellence and the outreach of his work and actions in the fields of biological science or health science. 

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Québec Embraces Specialized Training in Genomics

Nov. 8, 2017

Génome Québec and the QNPHC are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Health Education England (HEE) of the United Kingdom, to develop a specialized training in genomics for healthcare professionals. 

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Researchers Discover Eight New Epilepsy Genes

Nov. 6, 2017

Génome Québec congratulates Dr. Jacques Michaud from the CHU Sainte-Justine who led the study with other researchers including Dr. Patrick Cossette from Université de Montréal. The study led to the identification of eight new epilepsy genes, thanks to the use of whole-genome sequencing, which had never been done before in an epileptic study of this scope.

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