Characterizing pediatric genomes through an optimized sequencing approach

Levy, Shawn EZhang, Jinghui


  PROJECT STATEMENT Understanding the fundamental genetic changes associated with structural birth defects and childhood cancers is an important step in developing tools to allow more advanced prediction, treatment and prevention of these devastating conditions. We propose to combine the resources of two world-class centers to support researchers in their investigations of the genetics of birth defects and childhood cancers. This centralized resource will provide researchers with the tools and support necessary to advance our understanding and drive us closer to curing or preventing these diseases.