NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Alzheimer's Association and the Brin Wojcicki Foundation yesterday announced a partnership aimed at obtaining the whole-genome sequences of people with AD.

The Alzheimer's Association and the Wojcicki Foundation are funding the project, which seeks to perform whole-genome sequencing on more than 800 people enrolled in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), generating at least 165 terabytes of new genetic data.

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Sep
17
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Omicia

This online seminar will provide examples of how commercial and hospital-affiliated clinical labs are successfully developing and deploying high-throughput next-generation sequencing-based testing services for genetic diseases. 

Oct
15
Sponsored by
Parabase

This webinar will discuss the benefits of a rapid targeted next-generation sequencing (TNGS) panel, using dried blood spots, for second-tier newborn metabolic and hearing loss screening and its immediate utility for high-risk diagnostic testing in the neonatal intensive care unit.