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CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Partners HealthCare in Boston has long been at or near the forefront of health IT advancement. Its Massachusetts General Hospital set up the world's first telemedicine system 50 years ago and was an early adopter of electronic health records.

In the last 15 years, the health system has gotten a jump on what is now called precision medicine by building up its genomic informatics infrastructure.  

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Aug
22
Sponsored by
BC Platforms

This webinar will discuss how the Estonian Biobank, a cohort of more than 165,000 participants, is addressing industry challenges with data management and collaboration in the transition to precision medicine.

Sep
18
Sponsored by
Bionano Genomics

This webinar will outline how a team at Radboud University Medical Center is assessing ultra-long read optical mapping on the Bionano Saphyr system to replace classical cytogenetics approaches in routine testing and for the discovery of novel structural variants with potential scientific, prognostic, or therapeutic value that are missed by standard approaches.

Oct
23
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries. 

Oct
24
Sponsored by
Sunquest

This webinar will tell the story of Versiti’s journey in transforming genetic testing from a manual to a digitized process. It will include detail on how the organization succeeded, pain points along the way, a novel approach to variant assessment, and future plans for the program.