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Preventive genome screening hot topic at ACMG Meeting

HudsonAlpha and Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine presented at the ACMG meeting last week in Phoenix, AZ. David Bick, MD, and Kelly East discussed clinical exome or genome scans for healthy adults, in addition to patients with rare genetic diseases. Bick said he favors the term “elective genome” for genome tests of healthy individuals,
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Meagan Cochran wins Top Abstract award at ACMG

Genetic counselor Meagan Cochran took home the Top Abstract award for her Information is Power poster today at the annual ACMG meeting today in Phoenix, AZ. The ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting provides genetics professionals with the opportunity to learn how genetics and genomics are being integrated into medical or clinical practice. The ACMG Annual
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HudsonAlpha brings Insight Genome to ACMG

Pilot phase identifies variants of interest in 30% of participants; pharmacogenomics in 100% Phoenix, AZ — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced today at the annual ACMG meeting the Insight Genome for people interested in unlocking the secrets of their genome, or genetic code. Insight Genome offers clinical whole genome sequencing and pharmacogenomic testing for current
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Statewide genetics initiative to bring better health for all Alabama residents

Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB) have launched the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) to improve health for people across the state. The project, funded by a $2 million appropriation from the Alabama legislature, supports one of the nation’s first statewide efforts to
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Insight Genome brings whole genome sequencing to the forefront of personalized medicine

Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced today the Insight Genome for individuals interested in unlocking the secrets of their genome, or genetic code. The clinical program will be housed at Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine on the HudsonAlpha campus. Insight Genome was developed specifically to tell patients today about their risks for developing
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Kelly East and Howard Jacob discuss diet and DNA with WHNT

Can genetic testing determine which diet will work best for you? According to Arc Point Labs, it can. WHNT sat down with Kelly East and Howard Jacob, PhD to get HudsonAlpha’s opinion on the subject. East and Jacob discussed what genetic testing can tell you. Check out the story here featuring Jacob (starts around 2:28) and watch
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Researchers meet with state leaders in Montgomery for Alabama Rare Disease Week

Huntsville, Ala. — The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology,  met with Alabama lawmakers today in Montgomery, Ala. to kick off Alabama Rare Disease Week. Alabama Rare Disease Week is held in conjunction with Rare Disease Day, an international celebration that takes place on the last day of February each year. On and around this day, hundreds
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HudsonAlpha named as founding member of iHope Network

Dedicated to helping find answers for underserved families with children facing rare and undiagnosed diseases February 28, 2017—Illumina, Inc. today announced the launch of the iHope Network, a consortium of member institutions who have committed to providing clinical whole genome sequencing to underserved families. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a founding member of the iHope
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Eric Green explains four amazing things we’ve learned from genetics, and one big problem

Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Eric Green, MD, PhD, presented at the HudsonAlpha Research Seminar January 25. Green discussed how far we’ve come since the Human Genome Project and the impact that HudsonAlpha is having in the field of personalized medicine. “They’re very innovative here,” Green said. “Considering how they’re quite new
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Howard Jacob talks genomic medicine with Biotech Nation

Executive Vice President for Genomic Medicine Howard Jacob, PhD sat down with the Biotech Nation podcast to discuss integrating whole genomes into medicine and how whole genome sequencing can help end the diagnostic odyssey for patients with rare diseases. Click here to listen to the podcast.  
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