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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

RCIGM to Share in $34 Million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award

Forms partnership with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine LA JOLLA, CA – April 30, 2018 – The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has received over $34 million in renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) to advance medical research and clinical care through genomic and digital […]

April 30, 2018

Personalized Medicine Initiatives Offer Hope to Acutely Ill Children at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

MIAMI – April 17, 2018 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine and Sanford Health, has launched two genomic medicine research protocols to more effectively diagnose and treat children with unexplained illnesses. The three participating entities have a shared commitment to clinical innovation and research collaboration that enhance patient […]

April 17, 2018

New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title Set for Fastest Genetic Diagnosis

Innovations in Whole Genome Sequencing Speed Answers and Hope for Newborns and Children with Rare, Genetic Diseases San Diego—Feb. 12, 2018–Scientists at the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) have compressed the time needed to decode rare genetic disorders in newborns through DNA sequencing to less than a day.

February 12, 2018