CAG Study Casts Doubt on 'Good Cholesterol'

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

Novel Gene Variant Discovered in Severe Childhood Asthma

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
 

CAG Aids Discovery of New MS Genes

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 insiders find reason for optimism and angst in SCOTUS Myriad ruling

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

Genetics: New map of genomic variations

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
 

Genes Linked to Low Birth Weight, Adult Shortness and Later Diabetes Risk

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
 

New Genes Discovered for Adult BMI Levels

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
 

Large International Study Finds 21 Genes Tied to Cholesterol Levels

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 and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Launch the 1,000 Rare Diseases Project

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
 

Genetic Screen for Autism Spectrum Disorders Prepares to Launch

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