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Molecular Genetics Laboratory Acquiring Latest Technology

August 26, 2014

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory within the Division of Laboratory Genetics and Molecular Pathology in the DMC-University Laboratories is pleased to announce that the laboratory will be acquiring the latest technology to allow the development of next generation sequence-based clinical testing.  Next generation sequencing is used to test for many genes in a single test.  Thus, targeted gene panels for specific phenotypes (ie. intellectual disability, autism), solid tumor markers and whole exome sequencing will be available in the laboratory the near future.  The combination of expertise within the Department of Pathology and DMC-UL provides an excellent setting for such testing.