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Whitley Kelley talks genetic counseling on DNA Day

In celebration of DNA Day, HudsonAlpha Educational Outreach hosted a social media takeover, or GeneChat, where classrooms, teachers and the public had the chance to interact with scientists, educators, and associate companies at the Insitute. Genetic counselor Whitley Kelley sat down with Educational Outreach to discuss genetic counseling and where genomics is headed in the
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From theory to practice: genomic medicine in Alabama

Business Alabama magazine recently featured HudsonAlpha researchers in the April issue, which highlighted genomic medicine efforts in Alabama. David Bick, MD; Greg Cooper, PhD; Howard Jacob, Phd; Shawn Levy, PhD; and Liz Worthey, PhD discussed how HudsonAlpha is making advances in the field of genomic medicine, including providing whole genome sequencing to patients with rare, undiagnosed
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Whole genome sequencing vs. whole exome sequencing

New UDN data demonstrates the benefits of whole genome sequencing for patients Phoenix, AZ — Findings from a comparison of whole exome sequencing (WES) versus whole genome sequencing (WGS) showed that clinical WGS can provide diagnostic answers even where a prior WES did not. Liz Worthey, PhD, a faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for
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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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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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Smith Family Clinic part 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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50,000-person genomics study reveals untapped medical potential

Results from a momentous 50,726-person genomics study were released on Thursday, with some interesting and actionable lessons that have many experts talking. Published as two papers in Science, the research stems from the DiscovEHR project, led by researchers at the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania and the Regeneron Genetics Center, an off-shoot of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Read
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Rare Disease Day 2017 video available

The 2017 Rare Disease video is now available! Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February every year to raise awareness of rare diseases. February 28 marks the tenth international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS. On and around this day hundreds of patient organizations from countries and regions all over the
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