NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — In a 1989 piece in Rolling Stone about "the Net" and its future impact on everyday lives, science fiction writer William Gibson avoided making any sweeping predictions. "As to what … [the Internet] will actually be able to do for you one day, my best bet is that the words for it haven't been invented yet," he offered. Today, this is as much as can be wagered about the influence genomics might have on medical advancements, the ability to predict and prevent disease, and the capability to live healthier lives.

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Sep
17
Sponsored by
Omicia

This online seminar will provide examples of how commercial and hospital-affiliated clinical labs are successfully developing and deploying high-throughput next-generation sequencing-based testing services for genetic diseases. 

Oct
15
Sponsored by
Parabase

This webinar will discuss the benefits of a rapid targeted next-generation sequencing (TNGS) panel, using dried blood spots, for second-tier newborn metabolic and hearing loss screening and its immediate utility for high-risk diagnostic testing in the neonatal intensive care unit.