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CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Working with genetic researchers in the US and Europe, scientists at Illumina have developed software that identifies repeat expansions in genomic data to assist in early detection of rare diseases such as Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Friedrich's ataxia, and fragile X syndrome. Based on early results, the system, known as ExpansionHunter, has proven to be highly accurate.

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May
07
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will discuss the implementation of an enterprise-wide clinical genomics platform that is shared across 10 hospitals and research organizations in the Australian State of Victoria.