NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Boston Children's Hospital said today that it has launched a competition to interpret genomic information and identify the molecular cause of five pediatric patients' undiagnosed disorders.

Twenty-six teams have registered for the Children's Leadership Award for the Reliable Interpretation and Transmission of Your genomic information (CLARITY) Undiagnosed challenge and received access to patients' whole-genome and exome sequence data in July. The five patients were identified through a documentary, Undiagnosed.

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Jul
24
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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.

Aug
07
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Qiagen

This webinar will present the results of an evaluation of a web-based variant interpretation software system for clinical next-generation sequencing.

Aug
09
Sponsored by
Agena Bioscience

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Aug
14
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Twist BioScience

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