October 9th: Symposium on Translational Genomics “Genomics and Health”
October 10th – 13th: 3Gb-TEST NGS Course in a diagnostic setting
The focus of the course is on clinical diagnostics using exome/genome sequences, variant identification and analysis including afternoon practical sessions in dry lab as well as in wetlab. *Event mostly in Spanish
The 3Gb-TEST consortium started 1st September 2013. The kick-off meeting was held on October 18th 2013 at the LUMC in Leiden. All partners were present and explained their plans on how to reach the deliverables and milestone within their Work Package.
Financial, organizational issues and planning were also discussed to ensure a well organised consortium.
The landscape of genetic testing is rapidly changing. Soon, whole genome sequence analysis (3Gb-testing) will be an effective and financially viable alternative to targeted gene analysis.
New technologies that allow efficient sequencing of a whole human genome in a diagnostic setting will have an enormous impact on diagnostic centres replacing many existing molecular and cytogenetic tests.
Patients deserve to benefit from our vastly growing knowledge on functional genomics. 3Gb-testing is the ideal method to bring these benefits to the public.