NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Children's National Health System has begun a pediatric genomic initiative to move genetic testing in house, bringing on board next-generation sequencing capability to run its tests, which it will link with patients' electronic medical records.

Sean Hofherr, CNHS's director of molecular diagnostics, told GenomeWeb that the goal of the initiative is to improve diagnostic rates, speed up turnaround time, and be more cost efficient than the hospital's previous model of outsourcing genetic testing to reference laboratories.

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Jul
19
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Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will discuss how ultra-highly sensitive and customizable targeted next-generation sequencing panels are applied in inherited disease research. 

Jul
24
Sponsored by
Qiagen

In this webinar, Dr. Fergus Couch from the Mayo Clinic will present data from a large study that used a targeted sequencing panel to determine pancreatic cancer risk associated with inherited mutations in several cancer predisposition genes.

Jul
25
Sponsored by
Streck

This online seminar will discuss the advantages of incorporating molecular testing into the microbiology laboratory to aid in the identification of relevant antibiotic resistance mechanisms. 

Aug
09
Sponsored by
Agena Bioscience

In this two-part webinar, Dr. Elin Gray, from Edith Cowan University, and Ms. Weiwei Zhao, from Kingmed diagnostic, will compare the highly sensitive, multiplexed UltraSEEK technology, on the MassARRAY system, to digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) results on melanoma and non-small cell lung carcinoma samples.