Did you know that approximately 80% of rare diseases have a genetic origin?

Did you know that almost 75% of these diseases affect children?

On this special day, Génome Québec wishes to salute the involvement and commitment of the Québec researchers who are working in finding the origins and treatments of rare diseases.

A rare disease is defined as a disease that affects less than 1 in 2,000 people.

All over the world, over 7,000 rare diseases have been identified.

In Québec, we estimate that almost 1 in 20 people is suffering or carrying a rare disease, which represents nearly 500,000 Quebecers. Source: RQMO

We invite you to learn more on the partnership between Génome Québec and the CHU Sainte-Justine on the creation of an integrated clinical genomic centre in pediatrics in Canada.

The centre will allow the development of new solutions to diagnostic challenges in children with rare genetic diseases.

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