Guillaume Bourque

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
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Published on: 17 Nov 2016

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre will receive generous support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Génome Québec to continue its trailblazing research in the field of epigenetics. The support announced today by the funding partners will go toward examining how environmental factors can alter the expression of our DNA and have life-long effects on human health.

Classified as: Research, epigenetics, Canadian Epigenetics Environment and Health Research Consortium, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, CEEHRC, CHR, Génome Québec Innovation Centre, Guillaume Bourque, Mark Lathrop
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Published on: 22 Oct 2012