Next-generation sequencing technology is helping to drive breakthroughs in genetic disease testing by facilitating identification of disease-causing genetic variants. We recognize the significant impact of genetic and rare diseases on families worldwide, and we’re developing solutions to facilitate early detection and intervention. A genetic diagnosis can help improve outcomes, promote enduring good health, and raise awareness about the importance of genetics in health care.
Genetic disorders and congenital anomalies are primary contributors of hospitalization and mortality in infants.1 At least 39% of rare diseases have an identifiable genetic etiology.2 For adults, 25% of sudden cardiac arrest is due to an inherited genetic condition.3,4
"350 million people worldwide have an undiagnosed disease. I want each and every one of them to find an answer."
2–6% of the population worldwide is affected by a rare disease.5,6 80% of these rare diseases have a genetic component,7 but many patients struggle for years to receive a diagnosis. We are committed to ending these diagnostic odysseys by better understanding the genomics of rare disease.Learn More
Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of nontraumatic mortality in the US. Cardiovascular genomics research has identified many genetic variants associated with cardiac conditions.Learn More
Genomic research has uncovered genes linked to Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Today, neurogenetics and neurogenomics are significant contributors to how we understand the biology of neurodegeneration.Learn More
Whole-genome sequencing for rare genetic disease can lead to a diagnosis in days, potentially helping parents avoid months or years of inconclusive tests. Listen to Dr. Vandana Shashi of Duke University and Kimberly LeBlanc of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network discuss how sequencing can shorten the diagnostic odyssey for patients with rare disease.Listen Now
After seven years and dozens of specialists, genetic tests, and MRIs, Sophia and her family were exhausted and left without an answer. Two years later, whole-genome sequencing enabled Sophia’s medical team to identify a mutation in the WDR45 gene and diagnose her with Beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration (BPAN).Watch Video
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) and whole-exome sequencing (WES) offer higher diagnostic utility than chromosomal microarrays. 8 Learn how WGS and WES can create a comprehensive assay, amenable to the latest genomic discoveries, and new findings can be incorporated into existing workflows.Download Brochure