Nationwide Children's Hospital Nationwide Children's Reports High Diagnostic Yield of Combined DNA, RNA Analysis in Pediatric Cancers Comprehensive analysis by a team led by Elaine Mardis has given 93 percent of around 150 pediatric cancer patients at least one medically actionable finding. FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Seasun Biomaterials, Nationwide Children's Hospital Coronavirus Tests The RT-PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in a range of upper and lower respiratory specimens including nasal swabs and sputum. Pediatric Oncologists Employing Variety of Sequencing Strategies for Treatment, Research Premium Though some experts prefer the comprehensive nature of whole-genome sequencing, others find whole-exome sequencing or targeted exome panels to be more useful. Next-Generation Sequencing of Pediatric Cancer Patients Could Transform Treatment Paradigms Premium Combined DNA/RNA-seq efforts in various settings could lead to new ways of treating kids with drugs meant for adults or to the development of new therapies. Combined Analysis of DNA, RNA Gaining Popularity in Pediatric Cancer Research At the AACR meeting, Elaine Mardis detailed efforts at Nationwide Children's Hospital to sequence patients' DNA and RNA to help inform therapeutic decisions. Mar 27, 2019 Nationwide Children's Aims to Demonstrate Benefits of Comprehensive Cancer Sequencing Premium Feb 23, 2018 Q&A: Elaine Mardis and Rick Wilson on the First Cancer Genome and the Dawn of Clinical Genomics Premium Jan 4, 2018 Nationwide Children's Hospital Integrating Genomics Into Clinical Care Premium Sep 18, 2017 AGBT Precision Health Panel Discussion on Returning Genomic Test Results Reveals Many Uncertainties Premium May 30, 2017 Nationwide Foundation Donates $10M to Nationwide Children's Pediatric Innovation Fund Sep 21, 2016 GenomeNext Looking to Woo Market With 'Holistic' Approach to Bioinformatics Analysis Premium May 31, 2016 Mardis and Wilson to Implement Clinical Sequencing Pipelines at Nationwide Children's Hospital Premium May 22, 2016 Nationwide Children's Hospital Recruits WUSTL's Wilson, Mardis to Lead Genomic Medicine Effort Sep 30, 2015 Physician-Investigators Win $5.8M in NIH Funds to Detect Bacterial Infection in Febrile Infants Premium Jul 9, 2015 St. Jude, Collaborators Awarded $15M NIH Grant to Support Leukemia Genomic Research Premium Jun 5, 2015 Nationwide Foundation Gifts $10M for Children's Genomics Research Jan 2, 2014 'Direct' HSV Test for Neonates Leads Focus Dx's Assay Pipeline; Clinical Trial Data Positive Premium Jun 18, 2013 Arrays Increasingly Adopted for Stillbirth Studies, though Questions about Cost, Counseling Remain Premium Jun 28, 2012 IP Watch: Roche, Sequenom, Rubicon, NetBio, Riken, DNAForm, Cepheid and More Win US Patents Premium Mar 9, 2010 Cytogenetics Labs ID New Genetic Disorder by Array CGH Premium Apr 14, 2009 BioArray Briefs: 2009.04.14 Premium Apr 8, 2009 Ohio Hospital Named Agilent CSP for Assays Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.