Coriell’s NIGMS Repository Staff Hosts Booth at ACMG 2018 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting


In April, members of Coriell’s NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository attended the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina and hosted the Coriell booth. Over 3,300 attendees including genetic counselors, clinical geneticists, physicians, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, researchers, educators, students, and others were present. The event took place on April 10-14, 2018.

Linking clinical symptoms and genetic data with the use of NIH-funded tools such as ClinGen and ClinVar to assist in diagnosing clinical cases was a common theme for many talks and posters. This meeting featured the latest advances in Cancer Genomics, challenges of prenatal genetics and newborn screening, genomic screening with pre- and post-test counseling, variants of unknown significance, gene editing technology, and more.

A wonderful highlight of the meeting was the Day of Caring event where the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, with support from corporate partners and medical genetics and genomics professionals, provided 20 adaptive bicycles for children living with genetic disorders. It was great to see the children’s eyes flicker with excitement when they found bicycles with their very own names on them. 

NIGMS Repository’s Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Requesens, together with Coriell staff, greeted potential and long-time collaborators and customers at the Coriell booth during this successful ACMG meeting.

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