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Genome center scientists investigate hon-human primates as models of human disease and windows into human genome evolution.


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HGM 2016 - Translational Genomics

Registration is open for the Human Genome Meeting (HGM 2016) to be held in Houston Feb. 28 - March 2, 2016. The unifying theme of this key annual meeting of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) is translational genomics, focusing on genomics driven approaches in diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer and genetic disease, with a specific focus on strategies and technologies for implementation.

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6th International Conference on Primate Genomics

Please join us May 15-17, 2016, at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Md., to learn about the latest advances in primate genomics and share your own work with the community. This conference will bring together internationally recognized experts in genome technology, comparative genomics, bioinformatics, genetic analysis of primate models of disease and other related fields.

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› Non-human primate genome sequencing at HGSC

Assessing structural variation in a personal genome—towards a human reference diploid genome

In a paper published in BMC Genomics, a team led by scientists from Baylor College of Medicine’s Human Genome Sequencing Center present Parliament, a structural variant (SV) calling pipeline that brings together multiple data types and SV detection methods to improve the characterization of these larger variants.

› Read the research article in BMC Genomics

Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes

image: Cover of Nature higlighting article titled "Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes"The sequence and analysis of the gibbon genome was published in the journal Nature and led by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University, the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center and the Washington University School of Medicine’s Genome Institute.

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Whole Genome Sequencing

WGL: Whole Genome LaboratoryThe development and clinical implementation of the Whole Exome Sequencing test derives from a joint effort by Baylor's Human Genome Sequencing Center and Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories to establish a clinical laboratory dedicated to state-of-the-art next generation sequencing.

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BCM-HGSC in the News

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