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HudsonAlpha Establishes Center for Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing

NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – The HudsonAlpha Institute announced on Thursday the creation of a personal genomics center for clinical whole-genome sequencing.  

The HudsonAlpha Centerfor Personal Genomics will offer whole-genome sequencing starting at $2,800, which includes the sequencing and initial interpretation. Further analysis and interpretation will require additional costs, the Huntsville, Ala.-based institute said. 

The service is being made available to physicians who want sequencing conducted for their patients. "The technology, performance, utility, and acceptance of clinical whole-genome sequencing have all advanced to a point where it is now a viable and impactful effort," HudsonAlpha President and Science Director Rick Myers said in a statement. 

Bioinformatician Shawn Levy will lead the new center. Also on the center's staff is Howard Jacob, who recently joined HudsonAlpha as vice president for medical genomics and chief medical genomics officer. 

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