CHOP Research Institute

Center for Applied Genomics

Today's Research Becomes Tomorrows Cure

The mission of the Center for Applied Genomics (CAG) is to develop new and better ways to diagnose and treat children affected by rare and complex medical disorders. The CAG is a specialized Center of Emphasis at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with the primary goal of translating basic research findings to medical innovations.

We aim to discover genetic causes for the most prevalent diseases of childhood including ADHD, asthma, autism, diabetes, epilepsy, obesity, schizophrenia, pediatric cancer, and a range of rare diseases. Ultimately, our objective is to generate new diagnostic tests and to guide physicians to the most appropriate therapies.

The CAG is one of the world's largest genetics research programs, and the only center at a pediatric hospital to have large-scale access to state-of-the-art high-throughput genomics technology.