Genome Québec

Highly complex interactions among roots, fungi and bacteria underlie the ability of some trees to clean polluted land, according to a novel study by bioinformatics and plant-biology experts from McGill University and Université de Montréal.

Classified as: microbiome, Plants, fungi, bacteria, toxicity, Genome Canada, Genome Québec, NSERC, plant science, Research, Université de Montréal, bioinformatics, plant biology
Published on: 28 Mar 2018

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, thanks to a new tool being developed by McGill University researchers. 

Classified as: environment, Genome Québec, Natural Resource, Genome Canada, environmental risk, Basu, food and sustainability, kirsty duncan, chemicals, EcoToxChip
Published on: 8 Dec 2016

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 studying the human genome, but have only partially unveiled the processes underlying cell determination. The identity of each cell type is largely defined by an instructive layer of molecular annotations on top of the genome – the epigenome – which acts as a blueprint unique to each cell type and developmental stage.

Classified as: Biology, epigenetics, Guillaume Bourque, Genome Québec, epigenome, health and lifestyle, immune cells, Department of Human Genetics, Tomi Pastinen, Yann Joly
Published on: 17 Nov 2016

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 metastatic spread in mice, according to researchers at McGill University and the German Cancer Research Center.

Classified as: schizophrenia, Cancer, Genome Québec, Riazalhosseini, pancreas, pancreatic
Published on: 7 Sep 2016

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).

Classified as: Genome Québec, Genome Canada, GAPP, Gerard Batist, Christoph Borgers
Published on: 12 Jul 2016

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

Classified as: news, Research, McGill University, CIHR, DNA, epigenetics, health, Genome Québec, Sarah Kimmins, Dept. of Animal Science, fathers, grandfathers, histones, Reseau de Reproduction Quebecois, Fonds de recherche Nature et technologies, lifestyle
Published on: 8 Oct 2015

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 they grow is polluted by animal waste or non-potable water. There currently is no method of reducing the growth of Salmonella on such produce.

Classified as: Genome Québec, Lawrence Goodridge, Research News, Genome Canada, salmonella
Published on: 21 Jul 2015

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 drugs to treat those conditions, according to the international team’s study, published online in Nature on Feb. 18.

Classified as: Research, epigenetics, Genome Québec, Lathrop, McGill News, allergies, asthma, Immunoglobin E
Published on: 18 Feb 2015

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 incidence of kidney cancer, particularly in Romania.

Classified as: Génome Québec Innovation Centre, Genome Québec, aristolochic acid, kidney cancer, Lathrop, Riazalhosseini, Romania
Published on: 29 Oct 2014

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 funds granted during this Canada-wide competition aimed at selecting the best genomics and personalized health research projects.

Classified as: medicine, Quebec, Genome Québec, Faculté de médecine
Published on: 1 May 2013