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Meagan Cochran discusses whole genome sequencing at NORD Summit

HudsonAlpha and Smith Family Clinic genetic counselors attended the NORD Rare Disease Breakthrough Summit Oct. 17-18. The Rare Disease Report caught up with Meagan Cochran to discuss whole genome sequencing at the Clinic.
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Commonplace sequencing makes disease less rare

Howard Jacob, PhD spoke with genomics and precision medicine publication Clinical OMICS about how commonplace sequencing is making disease less rare. While the practical approach of empirical trial and error has produced strong therapeutic results for many maladies, rare diseases represent a particular challenge for investigators that has been seemingly insurmountable—until the recent dawn of
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Dr Bick reviews the Nic Volker case and moving genomics into the clinic

Listen to the Podcast below, or view a Transcript of the Podcast here Combining Whole Genome Sequencing with Clinical Care with David Bick, M.D., CMO & Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; Founder & CMO, Envision Genomics; Medical Director, Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine. David Bick of HudsonAlpha speaks to CHI on July 20th, 2016. Dr.
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Genomic medicine and the shift to the clinic

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology held the first Genomic Medicine Conference in 2016. Read more here: http://www.diagnosticsworldnews.com/2016/09/06/genomic-medicine-and-managing-the-shift-to-the-clinic.aspx
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Five Misconceptions About the Role of Genomics in Public Health

Misconceptions impede progress in the integration of emerging genomic sciences into public health programs. Read more here about what the CDC has to say regarding genomics: http://blogs.cdc.gov/genomics/2016/07/13/five-misconceptions/
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Whole Genome sequencing is moving into clinical practice

As whole-exome sequencing (WES) and whole-genome sequencing (WGS) move into routine clinical practice, it is timely to review data that might inform the debate regarding secondary findings (SF) and the development of policies that maximize participant benefit. Read the full article here: http://www.nature.com/gim/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/gim2016109a.html
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Seven topics where an investment in CME may prove worthwhile

Clinic Medical Director Dr. David Bick spoke with PhysiciansPractice.com about how physicians can benefit from medical education (CME). As the healthcare landscape rapidly evolves, it can be difficult for providers to stay abreast of the various changes that represent best practices and up-to-date treatment options. CME courses offer the opportunity to refresh skills, get up-to-date on
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Genetic counselors present at NSGC conference

Smith Family Clinic genetic counselors presented last week at the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) meeting in Seattle, Wash. The 35th annual NSGC Educational Conference focuses specifically on the educational needs of genetic counselors and addresses a wide variety of genetic counseling practice areas and provides the latest information for the genetic counseling profession. Meagan Cochran
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John and Patsy Shields Exam Room naming ceremony held at Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine

An exam room at the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine has been named in honor of John and Patsy Shields, longtime supporters of the HudsonAlpha Foundation and the work being done at the Institute. The Shields, who founded Century Auto, have supported HudsonAlpha’s breast and ovarian cancer research for years through the Tie the
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Clinic team to attend NORD Rare Diseases Breakthrough Summit

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) will present the Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit October 17-18. The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine genetic counselors Kelly East, Meagan Cochran and Whitley Kelley will be in attendance. The Summit is the largest and most meaningful multi-stakeholder event of its kind – historically featuring over
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