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Do you love science? Are you curious about genomics or interested in genetic sequencing techniques? You’ve come to the right place! 

Génome Québec is pleased to welcome you to its digital platforms, where you can learn all about the latest developments in genomics, here in Québec and around the world, and discuss with like-minded people. Whether you are visiting our website, our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram pages or our YouTube channel, we are counting on you to show good judgement (scientific or otherwise!), courtesy and respect.

 We want to know what you think. Feedback and comments help to add diversity and depth to the discussions on our digital platforms.

To encourage harmonious exchanges on our digital platforms, please read our social media guidelines and best practices:

  • Content considered defamatory, sexist, racist or otherwise discriminatory, abusive, offensive, or partisan, and information that violates another person’s privacy (personal phone number, email address, private conversations, etc.), is prohibited and will be removed without notice. Comments considered insulting or inflammatory will also be removed without notice
  • If it is brought to our attention that any content, images, or photos posted on any of our digital platforms violate the Copyright Act, the said content, images or photos will be removed without notice. 
  • WRITING A MESSAGE IN CAPITAL LETTERS IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING. Remember that comments written in small caps are just as legitimate and much more pleasant to read. 
  • When interacting on our platforms, make sure your comments are related to the topic being discussed. Ads promoting websites whose authenticity or credibility cannot be verified are prohibited. Adding hyperlinks to other websites is permitted if the content is related to the topic at hand and comes from a reliable, verifiable source. Important: Génome Québec is not responsible for the content of external websites. 


We offer quality resources and viewpoints on topics related to our areas of research. If you need information, please email our public relations team.

General Public

For technical questions or specific information on genomics, please visit the public portal on the Génome Québec Website and consult our glossary


The Génome Québec digital platforms are managed by its Strategic Development and Public Affairs Department. If you have questions or comments, please write us at gqinfo@genomequebec.com.

Génome Québec reserves the right to remove content that violates these guidelines, ban any user as it sees fit and modify these rules at any time without notice. 

The violation of our social media guidelines will result in the removal of your content and the possible suspension or blocking of your account. Génome Québec reserves the right not to open a forum on a given topic. It can also shut down a forum without notice or refuse to post any content it deems inappropriate.