These publications are examples of research made possible with data from CanPath and its regional cohorts.


Estimated prevalence of Niemann–Pick type C disease in Quebec

Authors: Marjorie Labrecque, Lahoud Touma, Claude Bhérer, Antoine Duquette & Martine Tétreault

Researchers sought to estimate the prevalence of Niemann-Pick type C disease – an autosomal recessive disease that often results in psychiatric problems in adults – in Québec and determine whether it is underdiagnosed in this province. With CARTaGENE RNA-sequencing data from 911 participants and exome sequencing from 198 participants, researchers estimated the prevalence as 0.61 in 100,000 births.

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