Researchers at Columbia University Report How Exome Sequencing Helped Diagnose Patients with Unknown Disorders

More precise diagnoses will encourage pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals to consider using exome sequencing for clinical diagnostic purposes Having sequenced the exomes of 150 patients to diagnose unknown disorders over the past year, physicians at Columbia University (CU) used that information to make decisive diagnoses in one-third of the cases. It is evidence from one of the nation’s pioneering gene-sequencing programs that such data can improve how physicians identify...

Preparing the Next Generation of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Managers

The Dark Report and MLO Magazine provide scholarships to the next generation of medical laboratory managers With so many clinical laboratory managers and administrators of the Baby Boomer generation making retirement plans, it is timely for laboratories to address succession planning in their organization. One essential step is to intensify training for all up-and-coming medical laboratory managers. As its contribution to this effort, The Dark Report collaborates with MLO Magazine to regularly...
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