This is the second in a series of profiles of centers awarded grants this year by the NIH under the Genomic Sequencing and Newborn Screening Disorders research program.

The University of California San Francisco plans to begin a three-part project next year investigating the risks and benefits of using exome sequencing to help diagnose metabolic and immune disorders and discover important pharmacogenomic variants in infants.

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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.