Entirely publicly funded, CARTaGENE will be an infrastructure for populations genomics research. This resource could therefore contribute to the development of better diagnosis, treatment and prevention programs for disease. The CARTaGENE project is headed by Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers, under the scientific direction of Dr. Claude Laberge together with Dr. Paul Burton and Dr. Isabel Fortier. CARTaGENE also benefits from the expertise of an international scientific advisory board.
CARTaGENE is a charter member of P(3)G (Public Population Project in Genomics, http://www.p3gconsortium.org). The Public Population Project in Genomics (P(3)G) is an international consortium for the development and management of a multidisciplinary infrastructure for comparing and merging results from population genomic studies. P(3)G will enable the international research community to deliver more effective health care strategies aimed at disease prevention, and at tailoring medicines and other treatment regimens to individuals, families and communities.
CARTaGENE seeks to create a resource for the advancement of genetic research, with the aim of improving the health of Quebecers. This public resource will operate under a governance framework and will consist of a databank and a biobank. CARTaGENE will contain environmental, demographic and health data. Its biobank will contain DNA and blood and urine samples. Access to CARTaGENE will be granted to researchers who are seeking to better understand how genes interact with other genes, with the environment and with lifestyle factors. To find out more about CARTaGENE, visit its website at http://www.cartagene.qc.ca.
Genome Quebec financially supports major genomics and proteomics
research initiatives as well as their applications in association with the
academic and indust
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