Genome Québec

McGill researchers lead development of tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals

Published: 8Dec2016

Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a huge challenge, given the thousands of chemicals that require testing. But the task is expected soon to become less daunting...

International Human Epigenome Consortium studies mark major step forward for epigenetics research

Published: 17Nov2016

One of the great mysteries in biology is how the many different cell types that make up our bodies are derived from a single cell and from one DNA sequence, or genome. We have learned a lot from...

Medication against schizophrenia inhibits pancreatic cancer

Published: 7Sep2016

A receptor for the dopamine neurotransmitter promotes growth and spread of pancreatic cancer -- and schizophrenia drugs, which block the function of this receptor, slowed tumor growth and...

Great performance of Québec researchers at last GAPP

Published: 12Jul2016

McGill Newsroom Génome Québec is happy to report that Québec has achieved excellent results in the 5th cycle of the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP).

The father effect

Published: 8Oct2015

Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren

Almost $10 million for salmonella research

Published: 21Jul2015

Poultry used to be the usual suspect in cases of Salmonella poisoning. Today, however, most outbreaks of the illness come from fruit and vegetables that have become infected when the soil in which...

Epigenetic study tabs genes linked to allergies, asthma

Published: 18Feb2015

Researchers from Canada, the UK, Sweden and the US have discovered more than 30 genes that strongly affect an antibody involved in allergies and asthma. Some of the genes could provide targets for...

Light shed on genetic architecture of kidney cancer

Published: 29Oct2014

A new study on a large cohort of kidney cancer patients in Europe sheds light on the genetic architecture of the disease -- and reveals an apparent link between exposure to aristolochic acid and...

Genome Canada: Quebec Wins Big

Published: 1May2013

Researchers from Quebec are big winners in a contest organized by Genome Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) after having been awarded 60% of the federal...