This article has been updated to reflect the increased size of a study by Inova.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) − The Inova Translational Medicine Institute has teamed up with Personalis for the analysis and clinical interpretation of whole-genome sequencing data from patients with undiagnosed syndromes, the partners said today.

Under the collaboration, ITMI, a non-profit research institute that is part of the Inova Health System, will perform whole-genome sequencing on patients with suspected genetic disease who have not been able to obtain a molecular diagnosis.

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