CHOP Research Institute

Center for Applied Genomics

Today's Research Becomes Tomorrows Cure

Genetics researchers at CHOP have unveiled a powerful new resource for scientists and health providers studying human illnesses--a reference standard of deletions and duplications of DNA found in the human genome.
Article by: Scientists Live; January 31, 2013

A large international study led by the Center for Applied Genomics has identified seven new gene variants associated with birth weight and identified important links to type-2 diabetes, adult blood pressure, and height.
Article by: Science Daily; December 2, 2012

A large international study led by the Center for Applied Genomics has identified three new gene variants associated with body mass index (BMI) levels in adults.
Article by: Sacramento Bee; October 26, 2012

In the largest-ever genetic study of cholesterol and other blood lipids, an international consortium led by CAG's Brendan Keating has identified 21 new gene variants associated with relevant risks.
Article by: Sacramento Bee; October 12, 2012

BGI, the world’s largest genomics organization, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced that they have jointly initiated the 1,000 Rare Diseases Project with the aim of accelerating the discovery of genetic variants underlying rare diseases.
Article by: CHOP Press; June 18, 2012

Next-generation genetic test to incorporate novel variants - launch planned for late 2012.
Article by: Market Watch; May 17, 2012

Recent discoveries in epigenetics could soon make a clinical difference for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and other conditions, according to an expert.
Article by: Family Practive News; April 30, 2012

Genetics researchers have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity.
Article by: USA Today; April 08, 2012

Gene Chip, Invented by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Scientist, Pinpoints New Target to Prevent Heart Disease.
Article by: Forbes; March 15, 2012

In the largest genetics study of Type 2 diabetes, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said the findings could point to biological targets for developing more effective drugs for the disease, which accounts for most of the nearly 26 million people living with diabetes in the United States.
Article by: DSN News; February 16, 2012