Emory, TessArae Develop Pan-ethnic Carrier Screening Array for Common Disorders | GenomeWeb

While ethnicity-based screening remains the consensus approach for identifying disease-causing mutations, the American population is becoming increasingly admixed, meaning that genetic laboratories often have to run multiple panels on the same individual.

"Many different ethnic panels may be relevant for the same individual, and testing for each ethnicity-based panel individually increases cost substantially," said Alice Tanner, assistant professor of human genetics and director of the DNA Diagnostic Laboratory at Emory Genetic Laboratory.

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