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2021

Rady Children’s Hospital Study Shows Rapid WGS for Critically Ill Babies Leads to Better Health Outcomes and Lower Medical Costs

Results from California’s Project Baby Bear The evidence is in—a state-funded Rapid Precision Medicine program led by Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego yielded life-changing outcomes for critically ill infants at five California hospitals while significantly reducing health care costs.

June 4, 2021

From 13 Years to 13 Hours: Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Demonstrates Fastest Time to Life-Changing Diagnosis for Infants with Rare Disease

It took an international research effort 13 years to complete the first sequence of the human genome – the code of life. Now, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM), in collaboration with Illumina, Inc. and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is refining an ultra-rapid sequencing process to diagnose rare disease in 13.5 hours.

June 2, 2021

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Receives New York State Approval for Clinical Sequencing

San Diego – February 18, 2021 – Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) is now licensed by New York State to perform clinical molecular testing making the Institute one of the few laboratories nationwide approved to perform whole exome and whole genome sequencing (WGS) on samples sent from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

February 18, 2021

2020

Parents, Doctors Agree: Genome Sequencing as a First-Tier Diagnostic Test Benefits Critically Ill Infants

Findings of two new studies by Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine SAN DIEGO – Nov. 5, 2020— A vast majority of doctors and parents of babies in intensive care, with diseases of unknown origin, believe genomic sequencing is beneficial in managing care, according to two new papers published by Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic […]

November 5, 2020

Global Genes and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Partner to Develop Next-Generation Support Network for Families with Diagnosed Gene-Based Rare Diseases

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.; Oct. 14, 2020 – As gene-based diagnostics are shortening the path to an accurate diagnosis, the risk of disparities in service and support have increased. To reduce those disparities, Global Genes, a leading rare disease patient advocacy organization, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine […]

October 14, 2020

Genomenon and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Collaborate to Accelerate Diagnosis of Rare Genetic Disorders in Newborns

Mastermind Genomic Search Engine Now Part of RCIGM’s Analysis and Variant Interpretation Workflow Ann Arbor, Michigan – October 6, 2020 – The Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) and Genomenon, Inc. today announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate the diagnosis of critically-ill newborns with rare genetic disorders. The collaboration combines the Institute’s genomic research […]

October 7, 2020

AdventHealth for Children, Rady Children’s Institute launch genomics partnership to help critically ill kids

ORLANDO, Fla., and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 5, 2020 — AdventHealth for Children is partnering with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine to bring rapid and ultra-rapid whole genome sequencing to Central Florida families for the first time. The testing will help critically ill babies and children in intensive care with unexplained medical conditions receive appropriate care.

October 5, 2020

Rady Children’s Shows Genomic Sequencing for Infants in Intensive Care Yields Life-Changing Benefits and Medical Cost Savings

State funded Medi-Cal pilot completed at 5 Children’s Hospitals Statewide In a pilot program funded by the State of California, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego demonstrated that a rapid precision medicine program for critically ill babies enrolled in Medi-Cal produced better health outcomes and reduced suffering for the infants while decreasing the cost of their care.

June 18, 2020

San Diego’s Scientific and Medical Institutes Collaborate on Large-scale Research Program to Study Spread of COVID-19 

A consortium that includes many of San Diego’s top medical and scientific research institutes has launched a large-scale COVID-19 screening effort to better understand the spread and prevalence of the virus in the local community, with an initial focus on evaluating healthcare workers and first responders. 

June 16, 2020

Blue Shield of California Becomes First Health Plan in U.S. to Cover Cost of Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing for Critically Ill Children

Innovative genetics solution pioneered by Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine; Eligible children are covered by parents’ health plan OAKLAND and SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 9, 2020) – Blue Shield of California has become the first health plan in the United States to cover rapid and ultra-rapid Whole Genome Sequencing to help critically ill babies […]

March 12, 2020