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Quebec Research Center Receives $12.8M for Gene Expression Study of Steriod Use

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20 - The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec received a commitment for $10 million Canadian ($6.4 million) each from Genome Quebec and Genome Canada to fund a project to study the changes in gene expression that occur from steroid treatment.


The funding is part of $40 million Canadian ($25.3 million) earmarked for Quebec by Genome Canada, the Canadian genomics research organization. Genome Quebec is the provincial arm of Genome Canada.


"Dr. Labrie's [of CHUQ] research work will lead to a better basic understanding of steroids' impact on the human genome and open up new and significant progress opportunities in the fight against disease," Martin Godbout, CEO of Genome Canada, said in a statement.

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