CHOP Research Institute

Center for Applied Genomics

Today's Research Becomes Tomorrows Cure

CHOP scientists have discovered a 'Thatcher gene' which allows people to survive on far less sleep than is recommended.
Article by: Daily Telegraph; August 6, 2014

Personalized medicine will be expensive in these early days of pioneering and planning. But individual genomic testing is not going to be exorbitant forever – and the ROI is gonna be big, both in patient outcomes and dollars saved."
Article by: OrthoSpine News; July 21, 2014

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, CAG researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs."
Article by: Medical XPress; June 30, 2014

The exact role of the Clec16a gene in encouraging susceptibility to type 1 diabetes may have been discovered recently when scientists discovered that the gene regulates the destruction of mitochondria, which are the energy factories of cells."
Article by: Medical Daily; June 21, 2014

After analyzing the DNA from thousands of patients, investigators from Children’s Hospital have uncovered several gene networks that may play important roles in autism."
Article by: GenomeWeb; June 6, 2014

By using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, researchers from CHOP and BGI are one-third of the way toward their goal of sequencing 1,000 rare diseases."
Article by: CHOP Press; April 22, 2014

CAG-Penn study casts doubt on the role played by HDL ('good cholesterol' as a protective factor in heart disease."
Article by: News Medical; February 09, 2014

CAG co-leads an international scientific team has discovered a gene associated with a high risk of severe childhood asthma. The specific gene variant may be an actual cause of this form of asthma, a leading cause of hospitalization in young children.
Article by: Science Daily; November 17, 2013

A CHOP genome researcher was a co-author of the largest-ever genetic analysis of the chronic neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS).
Article by: CHOP News; October 08, 2013

Industry Leaders Weigh in on the Supreme Court Myriad Ruling.
Article by: CHOP News; June 13, 2013