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The Pilgrimage to Marco Island

 

It’s February on the calendar and it is pretty cold here in the Mid-Atlantic so that means it must be time for our annual trek to Marco Island, FL for the AGBT meeting. The conference is a highlight on an increasingly crowded meeting calendar in the genomics community. This will be the 14th installment of the AGBT Meeting and I am happy to say I have been to all except for the very first one. The meeting organizer, Rita Dunton of G Corp, has done an amazing job over the years of keeping everyone happy while running a top-flight scientific retreat. This year the organizers implemented a new registration system to try and make sure industry, academic, and government had equal representation after the registration the two previous years was sold-out within the first ten minutes of being open.

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Clinical Exome Sequencing Services for Labs and Hospitals for in-House Interpretation

We would like to thank Genomeweb for their recent articles regarding the announcement of our CLIA status. If you missed the articles from Genomeweb you can view them here:  Clinical Exome Sequencing and EdgeBio Recieves CLIA Certification

Request a Quote for your Exome Sequencing Project

 

A few weeks ago we received our CLIA certification for next generation sequencing and will offer clinical exome sequencing for large labs and hospitals that can do their own in-house analysis. We will supply aligned sequencing data and leave the interpretation to the customers themselves.

The Path Toward a Medical Grade Genome - Bio IT

Bio IT is around the corner and we will be present. Our Director of Bioinformatics, Justin H. Johnson, will be the Chairperson and a speaker for Thursday, April 26 Track 4 talk/sessions on Bioinformatics & The Cloud. The session is set to begin at 8:40am and Justin will be giving the opening remarks and introducing  these speakers: Ray Fyhr, Project Lead, MRL-IT, Merck and Chuanbin Du, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, University North Carolina at Charlotte. Our talk begins at 9:45am and Justin will be speaking about The Path Toward a Medical Grade Genome. Please join Justin H. Johnson, Director of Bioinformatics, EdgeBio - Project Lead of Validation Protocol, Archon Genomics X Prize Presented by Express Scripts during this time for some insight on the Archon Genomics X Prize.

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Recap of AACR

It was quite an adventure for my first Trade Show. I got to see the massive amount of people that swarm to AACR to introduce, discuss, and develop new breakthroughs in cancer research! The information was overwhelming! However, from standing in the booth all day, I got to see what it takes to get people interested in doing some Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS). Sequencing has long been an important tool in the investigation of cancer causation, but NGS technologies have enable its use as a tool for diagnosis and treatment. NGS has been on the brink of expanding to the clinic for several years now. At this conference, the consensus seemed to be that we are very, very close to adopting NGS for routine use in cancer treatment. A prerequisite for the use of NGS in the clinic is CLIA certification, which we here at Edge are in the process of obtaining. Sequencing data will help in diagnosing the right treatment for mutations. Here at Edge, we strive towards being one of the top service providers for Next-Gen Sequencing.

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AGBT Recap

Well, it was a whirlwind few days at AGBT, where the talks were great and the after-parties pretty spectacular in their own right. This is my quick summary of some of the highlights of the conference. (DISCLAIMER -  I had to leave the conference early Saturday morning so I am unable to review any of the speakers or parties from Saturday).

Where to begin…?

Marco Island

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