Sponsored Webinar Discusses the Challenges of Exon-level CNV Detection

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LabRoots will host this webinar January 18, during which attendees will gain a better understanding of the current challenges of exon-level analysis.

Dr. Alka Chaubey Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Greenwood Genetic Center; Dr. Kristina Cuzmano-Ozog, Medical Geneticist, Children's National Medical Center

Current exon-level arrays and NGS techniques for CNV detection are plagued with a high number of false-positive calls and are challenging from a cost perspective when verifying numerous exon aberrations with orthogonal methods. Relevant gene lists continue to grow such that custom del/dup arrays out-date quickly and create laboratory inefficiencies with implementation and verification of new designs.

Researchers at Children's National Medical Center and Greenwood Genetic Center utilize a new, research tool for exon-level CNV detection, the Applied Biosystems™ CytoScan™ XON Suite. This tool comprehensively detects single-exon deletions and duplications in a cost-effective manner and can be used to complement NGS mutation analysis with its reliable exon-level CNV detection. This unique solution offers reporting flexibility to utilize preferred gene list or customize analysis to include various gene-level tiers selected for clinical research relevance.

In this webinar, which is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific - Applied Biosystems, participants will learn how a novel exon-level CNV assay can be used to overcome these challenges. Speakers will identify research cases that may benefit from an exon-level CNV assay.

The speakers for this event will be Dr. Alka Chaubey, the director of Cytogenetics Laboratory at the Greenwood Genetic Center, and Dr. Kristina Cuzmano-Ozog, a medical geneticist at the Children's National Medical Center.

Chaubey came to the Greenwood Genetic Center in 2008 as a Clinical Cytogenetics Fellow. After completing her fellowship in July 2010, she assumed the position of Assistant Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory and was promoted to Director in 2013. Dr Chaubey is responsible for overseeing the routine cytogenetics (chromosome analysis) and molecular cytogenetics (fluorescence in situ hybridization and genome-wide DNA microarray) testing performed in the Cytogenetics Laboratory.

Cusmano-Ozog earned her medical degree at the University of South Florida where she also completed her training in pediatrics. She then relocated to Stanford University for training in Medical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics. She remained on staff for three years before moving to Washington DC where she accepted a faculty position at Children's National in 2011. In 2014, she took a brief hiatus to obtain additional training in Clinical Molecular Genetics through the National Institutes of Health.

LabRoots will host the webinar January 18, 2018, starting at 8:00 a.m. PST, 11:00 a.m. EST. To read more about this event, learn about the continuing education credits offered, or to register for free, click here.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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About LabRoots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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