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The groups will conduct a study evaluating the benefits of targeted next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis and care of infants with genetic disorders.

An analysis has found that the odds of getting a diagnosis through WES or WGS is 8.3 times greater than it is through chromosomal microarrays.

The institute will use the funds to continue combining genomic and digital technologies with bioinformatics to advance medical research and clinical care.

Miami-based Nicklaus will send patient blood samples to Rady Children's in San Diego for WGS, bioinformatics analysis, and initial clinical interpretation.

Only three out of 10 sequencing workflows detected all variants in a synthetic reference sample, according to a study presented at ACMG.

The team showed that sequencing can diagnose ill babies faster, leading to better outcomes and saving money by reducing unnecessary treatments and procedures.

Faster, Faster!

Rady Children's Hospital researchers aim to get sequencing faster and faster to identify treatments for sick babies, Technology Review reports.

One for the Books

A Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine team has set a Guinness Book of World Record, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Researchers from Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine said sequencing has clinical utility and is cost effective.

Fabric disclosed partnerships with Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, the Utah Genome Project, and Genomics England's 100,000 Genomes Project.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.