by Michael A. Goldman, PhD Professor & Chair, Biology, San Francisco State University © 2017 by Michael A. Goldman Harnessing genomics in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease requires moving technologies that have been used primarily in research laboratories into the clinic, on a routine, rather than provisional basis. The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) launched its clinical exome sequencing laboratory with a symposium entitled "Delivering Precision Medicine at UCSF: Clinical Exome Sequencing Goes Live" in June. The laboratory, directed by a team including co-directors Pui-Yan Kwok, MD, PhD, and Neil Risch, PhD., has received certification from the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), which regulates/certifies testing laboratories. The laboratory is a part of the University's Genomic Medicine Initiative, launched two years ago in the Institute for Human Genetics (gmi.ucsf.edu).
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