Children's Mercy Studies Show Benefits of Long-Read Sequencing in Toughest Rare Disease Cases Premium Multiple studies are showing that long reads can deliver results where short reads can't, but many barriers remain on the road to the clinic. Human Reference Genome Choice Impacts Variant Calling, but Switching Is Tricky Premium Many labs have yet to make the switch from the GRCh37 reference genome to GRCh38, and new data and another new genome assembly suggests the decision may be complex. Team Tracks Genetic Factors Linked to Severe COVID-19, Other Viral Infections in Children At ACMG, researchers presented results from an ongoing effort using a growing sample collection to find genetic contributors to severe viral infections in children. Pacific Biosciences, Children's Mercy, Microsoft Collaborate on Rare Genetic Disease Diagnostics The organizations will apply PacBio's HiFi sequencing to a rare disease cohort whose genomes have not yet yielded causal variants by other methods. Children's Mercy Hospital Raises $16M for Pediatric Genomic Repository Initiative The effort, which will be the flagship project of the Children's Mercy Research Institute, aims to collect genomic data from 30,000 children and their families. Feb 13, 2020 POC Molecular Flu Tests Finding Resistance in Pediatrics Despite High Accuracy Premium Nov 16, 2018 NSGC: Clinical Variant Interpretation Continues After Lab Reports Issued Aug 31, 2018 Hastings Report Decries Sequencing Healthy Children as BabySeq Projects Continue to Collect Data Premium Jan 15, 2018 Children's Mercy Kansas City Gets $150M Gift From Two Family Foundations Nov 3, 2016 Newborn Sequencing Study Leaders Grapple With Factors Limiting Uptake Premium Sep 30, 2015 Q&A: Stephen Kingsmore on Scaling Up Genome Testing at Rady Children's Hospital Premium Sep 30, 2015 Children's Mercy Team Improves Sensitivity, Time-to-Result, Scalability for Rapid WGS Test Premium Apr 28, 2015 Rapid Genome Sequencing of Infants in ICU Has High Diagnostic Yield, Changes Management for Many Premium Apr 9, 2015 Children's Mercy Joins U of Kansas Cancer Center NCI Consortium Dec 17, 2014 First Newborn Sequencing Study Gets FDA Green Light While Others Still Await Approval Premium Dec 3, 2014 Children's Mercy Study Assesses Clinical, Cost-Effectiveness of Diagnostic Exome, Genome Sequencing Premium Apr 2, 2014 Children's Mercy Hospital to Implement Faster STAT-seq Protocol in Advance of Study Premium Nov 6, 2013 Children's Mercy Hospital Launches Targeted NGS Test for Childhood Disorders Premium Oct 30, 2013 New Products: Children's Mercy's TaGSCAN; COSMIC Premium Sep 25, 2013 Children's Mercy Hospital Explores Rapid WGS for Newborn Screening, Disease Diagnosis Premium Sep 4, 2013 NIH Awards up to $25M over Five Years to Teams Testing Genome Sequencing in Newborn Screening Jul 25, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: 2013.07.25 Jan 28, 2013 Children's Mercy Lands $1M for Clinical Sequencing Center Oct 3, 2012 STAT-Seq Proof-of-Principle Study Shows Way Forward for Neonatal WGS in Clinic Premium Oct 3, 2012 Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing Used to Diagnose Infants with Genetic Disease Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.