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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI will work together on a sequencing-based project to discover genetic variants involved in 1,000 rare diseases, the partners said today.

The plan to study these rare diseases is part of a partnership that BGI and CHOP unveiled last fall, called BGI@CHOP, under which they will harness BGI's sequencing capabilities with the hospital's biobank and clinical phenotyping resources to study pediatric diseases.

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Apr
30
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This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

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08
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This webinar will present recent evidence that demonstrates how incorporating circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) assessments into real-world patient management can influence patient care decisions, alter radiographic interpretations, and impact clinical outcomes.