Finding Answers in Your DNA
Using whole genome sequencing to uncover undiagnosed disease
The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine has been established to use whole genome sequencing to diagnose rare, undiagnosed and misdiagnosed disease. Patients will be seen by a clinical geneticist who will evaluate symptoms, or patient phenotype, and determine whether whole genome sequencing is an appropriate test. The data from the genomic sequence is then interpreted clinically to identify variants, or changes in the DNA, linked to the disease.
The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine leverages the sequencing and diagnostic expertise of the physicians, clinicians and scientists of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in a clinical setting for patient care. The clinic utilizes the Genome Gateway™ patient portal, which was developed specifically for genomic medicine, to gather relevant information about the patient’s health and family history and phenotype and provide valuable information to the clinical team. Whole genome sequencing is performed in a fully certified and accredited clinical laboratory that specializes in rare and undiagnosed disease diagnosis.
MISSION AND VISION
By using the power of genomics, we can solve cases of undiagnosed disease and provide answers to families and physicians. The clinic’s mission is not only to help find answers, but also to give patients the best clinical care and a positive medical experience.
The vision for genomic medicine is for whole genome sequencing to become an increasingly valuable tool not only for diagnosis but also for prediction and prevention of disease.
The Smith Family Clinic is located on the campus of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Note that HudsonAlpha is a tobacco-free campus and the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine is also tobacco-free.