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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.

Funding opportunity for doctoral scholarships in bioinformatics and cancer

July 23, 2018

Following scientific community consultations, the Oncopole has decided to prioritize training of doctoral students in bioinformatics in Quebec. To that end, the Oncopole has made a commitment to add to the doctoral awards offered by the FRQS in that discipline in 2019.  

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Fifteen high-school students explore the wonders of genomics

July 12, 2018

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre received today enthusiastic Secondary 3 and 4 students as part of a career discovery week in Life Sciences and Health Technologies (LFHT) organized by Montréal Relève, in collaboration with Montréal InVivo.

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Consultations for the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

July 11, 2018

The three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices. 

The policy includes suggested requirements related to institutional data management strategies, researcher data management plans and data deposit.

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Quebec Forum on Genetic Discrimination

July 10, 2018

The use of genetic information outside of the health context can create some concerns regarding the possibility that it may negatively affect someone based on their genetic profile, a phenomenon referred to as genetic discrimination.

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