About the Center for Applied Genomics

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The mission of the Center for Applied Genomics (CAG) is to develop new and better ways to diagnose and treat children affected by rare and complex medical disorders. The CAG is a specialized Center of Emphasis at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the primary goal of translating basic research findings into medical innovations.

CAG aims to discover genetic causes for the most prevalent diseases of childhood, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), asthma, autism, diabetes, epilepsy, obesity, schizophrenia, pediatric cancer, and a range of rare diseases. Ultimately, the CAG team’s objective is to generate new diagnostic tests and to guide physicians to the most appropriate therapies.

The CAG is one of the world’s largest genetics research programs, and the only center at a pediatric hospital to have large-scale access to state-of-the-art high-throughput genomics technology. It supports research nationally and internationally with CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited advanced core services from extraction to next-generation sequencing. Led by our qualified laboratory directors and managers, highly skilled laboratory technicians and bioinformaticians provide outstanding services customized to your project requirements.

Reach out to us for a consultation or a service – we look forward to supporting your research needs.