Tag Archive: Next Generation Sequencing

Feb 26 2013

Using Next-Generation Sequencing to Understand and Treat Disease

How time flies! It seems almost impossible that the many events of 2003 are now almost ten years in the past. It’s also hard to believe that the completion of the Human Genome Project, a government-led initiative involving researchers from all around the world, was nearly a decade ago.

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Jan 28 2013

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly on Genetic Testing

As promised, here is PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly’s piece on the work of Drs. Ian D. Krantz and Nancy B. Spinner. Enjoy!

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Jan 25 2013

CHOP Geneticists to Be Featured on Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

Stay tuned! The work of married CHOP geneticists Ian D. Krantz, MD, and Nancy B. Spinner, PhD, will be featured on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly this Friday, January 25. The program will air online ahead of its being shown on television.

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Jan 11 2013

Childhood Brain Tumors at Center of New Research Collaboration

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and China-based BGI-Shenzhen are now collaborating on research into next-generation sequencing to analyze pediatric brain tumors.

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Dec 21 2012

CHOP Researchers’ DNA Work Highlighted in Time

After a decade of work and at an expense of nearly $3 billion, the sequencing of the human genome was completed in 2003. Advances since then have made individual sequencing much more widely available — an individual’s genome can now be sequenced in months, for a few thousand dollars.

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Dec 06 2012

CHOP Researchers Identify Two Gene Mutations Linked to Neuroblastoma

For decades, researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have worked to better understand and treat neuroblastoma, a cancer of nerve tissue.Neuroblastoma is frequently aggressive, causing approximately 12 percent of all childhood cancer deaths. In high-risk forms of the disease, the cancer tends to return after initial treatment, often with deadly results. Using powerful gene-analysis …

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