Population history and its impact on medical genetics in Quebec

  title={Population history and its impact on medical genetics in Quebec},
  author={A-M Laberge and J. Michaud and A. Richter and E. Lemyre and M. Lambert and B. Brais and G. Mitchell},
  journal={Clinical Genetics},
  • A-M Laberge, J. Michaud, +4 authors G. Mitchell
  • Published 2005
  • History, Medicine
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Knowledge of the genetic demography of Quebec is useful for gene mapping, diagnosis, treatment, community genetics and public health. The French‐Canadian population of Quebec, currently about 6 million people, descends from about 8500 French settlers who arrived in Nouvelle‐France between 1608 and 1759. The migrations of those settlers and their descendants led to a series of regional founder effects, reflected in the geographical distribution of genetic diseases in Quebec. This review… CONTINUE READING
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