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Blueprint Genetics strengthens its pharmaceutical expertise with new Chairman Hilde Furberg and by appointing Guido Oelkers as a Senior Advisor

Dec 05, 18

Blueprint Genetics has gained worldwide momentum and continued global growth in the field of clinical genetic testing of rare inherited diseases. As one of the fastest growing clinical genetic testing businesses globally, Blueprint Genetics has a customer base spanning more than 40 countries. Today, Blueprint Genetics is proud to announce…
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Blueprint Genetics expands capabilities in the detection and confirmation of difficult-to-sequence regions

Oct 17, 18

The latest advancement in Blueprint Genetics’ production environment involves customized sequencing solutions for difficult-to-sequence genes, designed to maximize detection of clinically relevant variants. Currently, the most extensive developments are in genes SMN1/SMN2, PKD1 and RPGR (ORF15), associated with spinal muscular atrophy, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and X-linked retinitis pigmentosa,…
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A Finnish study finds evidence indicating the JPH2 gene to be causative in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Sep 21, 18

This study1 provides the first substantial evidence of the JPH2 gene associating with monogenic familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The study ‘Heterozygous Junctophilin-2 (JPH2) p.(Thr161Lys) is a monogenic cause for HCM with heart failure’ was published recently in PLOS ONE. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is considered the most common form of inherited cardiomyopathies,…
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Difficult-to-sequence genes in ophthalmology: improved sequencing coverage and mapping quality in ORF15 enable unmatched diagnostic yield in XLRP

Apr 30, 18

Blueprint Genetics’ updated technology enables improved coverage and sensitivity in clinically relevant and challenging genes such as RPGR and especially the ORF15 region of this gene. Current next generations sequencing (NGS) strategies and standard Sanger sequencing do not adequately cover the RPGR ORF15 region, leading to poor sensitivity and decreased…
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From phenotype to diagnosis: Blueprint Genetics launches an open digital platform to connect clinicians based on matching rare variants

Apr 12, 18

The aim of the Nucleus Connecting Clinicians Open platform is to make rare genomic data accessible to health care professionals around the world. This platform provides them with the opportunity to share knowledge and phenotypes for rare disease patients with a Variant of Uncertain Significance (VUS) and Likely Pathogenic variants. Diagnosing…

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