Hereditary Diseases: Researchers go global on genes for the advancement of research

    MONTREAL, Jan. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - With the collaboration of McGill
University and the international consortium Human Variome Project, an Internet
website has been created to list the different genetic mutations responsible
for several hereditary diseases. The objective of this website is to share the
knowledge on the genes amongst medical researchers around the world and
ultimately to accelerate the research in genetics.
    The Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation participated in completing
the listing of the mutations on the gene SACS responsible for the ataxia of
Charlevoix-Saguenay. "We are please with this exchange of knowledge. The
Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay is a rare disorder found mostly in Quebec but we
now know that it exists elsewhere in the world. We hope that such an
international collaboration will assist in increasing our knowledge on this
disease and other genetic disorders, affirms Jean Groleau, president of Ataxia
Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation.
    The website can be consulted at the following address:

    About the Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation

    The Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay finances the medical research in Quebec
on the Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay. The ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay is a
neurological disorder where the first symptoms appear in childhood between the
ages of 2 and 5.

    About the Human Variome Project

    Please consult the site of the international consortium

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Jean Groleau, (514) 975-8851,

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