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Children's Hospital Los Angeles used a SARS-CoV-2 sequencing panel to determine if patients had become infected from the same source as healthcare workers.

At the NCI's Childhood Cancer Data Initiative Symposium, speakers emphasized measures such as data harmonization and the need for longitudinal data collection.

Though some experts prefer the comprehensive nature of whole-genome sequencing, others find whole-exome sequencing or targeted exome panels to be more useful.

The projects are organized by the Eliminate Cancer Initiative, the National Brain Tumor Society, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has agreed to implement Edico Genome's Dragen Bio-IT suite, including the somatic and RNA seq pipelines.

Researchers have been able to detect and characterize genomic alterations in DNA floating in the aqueous humor of the eye, opening the door to new prognostic studies.

The lab-developed test will use Thermo Fisher Scientific's Ion sequencing platform and will be applicable to most childhood cancers. 

The consortium is composed of six children's hospitals including Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego; and Children's Hospital Colorado.

The new gene panel is based on DNA and RNA sequencing research and will utilize Thermo's Ion Torrent platform and Ion AmpliSeq technology.

The new investment will go towards the areas of cancer, inherited diseases, and infectious diseases, with an initial focus on pediatric cancer.

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