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Pediatric researchers in the Roberts Collaborative for Genetics and Individualized Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified common gene variants that raise the risk of developing an aggressive form of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. The discovery may assist doctors in better diagnosing subtypes of neuroblastoma.
Article by: EurekaAlert!; September 25, 2017

The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will lead a new, collaborative effort funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to discover the causes of pediatric cancer and structural birth defects through the use of big data. The Center will be known as the "Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center" (DRC).
Article by: EurekaAlert!; August 15, 2017

Aevi Genomic Medicine reports a trial investigating a personalized drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Article by: GenomeWeb; April 21, 2017

Three scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who identified and studied a genetic disease have been recognized by having their names attached to the disorder.
Article by: Science Daily; March 27, 2017

Medgenics focuses on genomic medicine with a partnership with Center for Applied Genomics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Article by: SeekingAlpha; October 27, 2016

Researchers have discovered a gene region that raises the risk a child will have a middle ear infection, known to doctors as acute otitis media (AOM) -- and known to parents as one reason for a screaming, unhappy preschooler. The finding may offer an early clue to helping doctors develop more effective treatments to prevent one of the most common childhood illnesses.
Article by: ScienceDaily; October 06, 2016

A core team of proteins involved in learning may play an important role in autism, according to a new study.
Article by: Spectrum; September 29, 2016

An international team of researchers who discovered a new gene disorder that causes severe childhood epilepsy leveraged that finding to reduce seizures in two children. The collaborators’ case report reflects the potential of precision medicine -- applying basic science knowledge to individualize treatment to a patient’s unique genetic profile.
Article by: ScienceDaily; September 20, 2016

Meeting Features Academic, Industry Leaders in Applying New Gene Research Tools to Health and Medicine.
Article by: Newswise; September 07, 2016

Analyzing whole-genome sequences, researchers found that any given individual carries more than 5,000 variants that delete, duplicate, invert, insert or otherwise scramble segments of DNA. Traditional methods miss a large proportion of these variants, the researchers say.
Article by: Spectrum; April 14, 2016