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.
San Diego—Jan. 3, 2018 – The Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) is pleased to announce that six influential life science researchers have been recruited to serve on the Institute’s inaugural Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). “Each of these brilliant scientists is an authority in their respective field,” said Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, president and CEO […]
San Diego – November 17, 2017 – Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) is now licensed and certified to perform clinical grade diagnostic testing to decode the DNA of babies and children with rare genetic disorders. Rapid whole genome sequencing (rWGS) is being deployed under clinical research studies being conducted by scientists at the […]
Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice from scientists at The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. Among […]
San Diego/Minneapolis, Minn. – July 11, 2017 – Uniting to advance pediatric precision medicine, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine has signed an agreement with Children’s Minnesota to provide Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS) to more effectively treat critically ill infants in Children’s Minnesota’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Collaboration between two Southern California Children’s Hospitals Aimed at Advancing Precision Medicine San Diego – June 20, 2017 – In the first outreach beyond San Diego County, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) has signed an agreement with CHOC Children’s (CHOC) to provide rapid whole genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis to help critically ill […]
SAN DIEGO & NEW HAVEN, CONN – May 16, 2017—The Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) today announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the diagnosis of critically-ill newborns with rare genetic disorders. The collaboration combines the Institute’s genomic research expertise with Alexion data science and bioinformatics capabilities to […]
San Diego–May 08, 2017—The Director of Neurodevelopmental Genetics and endowed chair at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Joseph Gleeson, M.D., is the first recipient of the Constance Lieber Prize for Innovation in Developmental Neuroscience. The award recognizes transformative contributions in developmental neuroscience leading to new treatments by an investigator under 55 years of age. […]
Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD, named program director for Neuro-Oncology San Diego – March 20, 2017 – Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) announced that Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD, has been named program director for the Joseph Clayes III Research Center for Neuro-Oncology and Genomics at RCIGM. Wechsler-Reya, a professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute […]
Rady Children’s, UC San Diego Researchers Use Novel Whole Genome Sequencing Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common acquired heart disease in children. Untreated, roughly one-quarter of children with KD develop coronary artery aneurysms—balloon-like bulges of heart vessels – that may ultimately result in heart attacks, congestive heart failure or sudden death. The causative agent […]