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Promoting healthy living is in our genes!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Génome Québec, the driving force behind the development of genomics in Québec since 2001, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie (GDPL) as scientific partner of the event.

Harper Government and Genome Canada launch new program to accelerate genomics discovery to market

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the launch of a new Genome Canada program designed to move genomics-based solutions from laboratories to the marketplace. The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) is also intended to stimulate investment from private and public partners to fund projects that address real world challenges and opportunities in the field of genomics.

Genome Prairie Announces Appointment of CSO

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Genome Prairie today announced the appointment of Chris Barker as Chief Scientific Officer. In this role, Mr. Barker will have responsibility for the organization’s strategic research and partnership agenda. He will provide leadership, oversight and coordinate the development and management of Genome Prairie’s collaborative research initiatives.

Québec Researcher Catches DNA “Spelling Mistakes” Linked to Breast Cancer

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Working with an international consortium conducting research on breast, ovarian and prostate cancer among 200,000 people, Professor Jacques Simard, researcher at the CHU de Québec Research Centre and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Oncogenetics at Université Laval, was actively involved in the discovery of DNA “spelling mistakes” linked to breast cancer. These mistakes – known as genetic variations – are directly involved in the risk of developing breast cancer.

Harper Government Announces New Personalized Health Research Projects Across Canada

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Canadians with debilitating diseases will soon benefit from new personalized approaches to treatment thanks to researchers across the country and funding from the Harper Government. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced the results of a major $150-million genomics and personalized health competition, a Genome Canada—Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) partnership.

Advancing Big Data Science in Genomics Research: Call for Proposals

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Genome Canada, along with its partners, is pleased to announce the Discovery Frontiers: Advancing Big Data Science in Genomics Research funding opportunity. Discovery Frontiers (DF) grants—a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) program—support a limited number of large international activities, opportunities or projects that are of high priority in the context of advanced research in Canada.