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New Standard Moves NGS Closer to Clinical Practice

Posted on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST,) working through the  Genome in a Bottle Consortium (GIABC) (a NIST-funded and initiated working group) pushed next generation sequencing (NGS) a little closer to being adopted into regular clinical practice. NIST/GIABC have released a standard for measuring the accuracy of genetic tests. 

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Tags: personalized medicine, map of biomedicine, genetic testing, NGS Sequencing

Next Generation Sequencing Applications, Challenges & Opportunities

Posted on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Physicians currently rely on a variety of techniques to diagnose disease, from imaging to physical examinations to laboratory tests. Personalized medicine, which allows targeted therapies to be confidently prescribed, i.e. getting the right medication to the right patient at the right time, relies on a diagnosis that takes into account the molecular characteristics of the patient and the disease.

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Tags: personalized medicine, NGS Sequencing, Companion Diagnostics

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