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2019

Ten Children’s Hospitals Unite to Change Pediatric Care Through Genomic Medicine

Rady Children’s among founding members of innovative consortium SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Nov. 5, 2019— Three more hospitals have signed on to rapidly integrate genetics and genomics into primary and specialty pediatric care through an innovative consortium with Sanford Health. Rady Children’s Hospital and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine are founding members of the […]

November 5, 2019

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Receives $3 Million Grant to Investigate the Role Genes Play in Heart Muscle Disease

Four-year National Institutes of Health Grant to Focus on Cardiomyopathy Research  SAN DIEGO – Sept. 27, 2019 – The National Institutes of Health has awarded Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) a four year, $3,049,054 grant to investigate how genetic interactions may influence cardiomyopathy (CM), a devastating heart disease that affects millions in the […]

September 27, 2019

New Research Award Supports Early Career Investigator of Childhood Digestive Diseases

Funded 3-year appointment at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine June 17, 2019—San Diego – A new research scholar position at Rady Children’s Institute of Genomics Medicine (RCIGM) has been awarded to a talented young investigator who is pursuing a career using genomics to enhance understanding of pediatric digestive diseases. Amy Hemperly, DO, is the […]

June 17, 2019

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Uses Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Genetic Diseases

April 24, 2019–Researchers at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) have utilized automated machine-learning and clinical natural language processing (CNLP) to diagnose rare genetic diseases in record time. This new method is speeding answers to physicians caring for infants in intensive care and opening the door to increased use of genome sequencing as a […]

April 24, 2019

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Appoints Six New Members to Board of Directors

The Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the Institute’s Board of Directors. “Each of these dynamic innovators brings extensive experience in providing strategic leadership and oversight to highly successful organizations,” said Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, president and CEO of the Institute. “Their guidance will […]

April 9, 2019

RCIGM Scientists Detect Cause of Rare Pediatric Brain Disorder

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Leads Mutation Discovery Feb. 20, 2019—An international effort led by physician-scientists at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) has identified the cause of a devastating pediatric brain disorder paving the way for the first step in developing potential therapies for this rare neurodegenerative condition. Investigators performed advanced genetic […]

February 20, 2019

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Appoints New VP of Research

Dr. Charlotte A. Hobbs joins the executive leadership team February 11, 2019—The Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) is pleased to announce that physician-scientist Charlotte A. Hobbs, MD, PhD, has assumed the role of Vice President of Research and Clinical Management. Dr. Hobbs brings a wealth of experience as a distinguished clinician, researcher, medical […]

February 11, 2019

2018

Rady Children’s Launches “Project Baby Bear”

$2 million Medi-Cal pilot funded by the State of California to provide genomic testing to acutely ill newborns in select cities across California Sept. 26, 2018—Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is launching Project Baby Bear, the first California State funded program to offer rapid whole genome sequencing (WGS) for critically-ill newborns. The $2-million Medi-Cal pilot program […]

September 26, 2018

Whole Genome and Exome Sequencing are Superior Diagnostic Tests for Children with Suspected Genetic Diseases

First meta-analysis of scientific literature underscores the greater clinical and diagnostic utility of sequencing compared to standard genetic testing July 9, 2018–Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) of children with suspected genetic diseases are more useful than the current first-line test, according to a study published today by the Rady Children’s Institute […]

July 9, 2018

WGS Helps Diagnosis and Reduces Healthcare Costs for Neonates in Intensive Care

European Society of Human Genetics Milan, Italy: Children who are born severely ill or who develop serious illness in the first few weeks of life are often difficult to diagnose, with considerable implications for their short and longer-term care. Whole genome sequencing*carried out quickly has the potential to provide an early diagnosis, and thus improve […]

June 15, 2018