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How to design the perfect panel?

Published on March 6, 2018

How can a lab capture the current clinical and genetic expertise into an accurate diagnostics tool? As science moves forward, panels must be constantly improved and reviewed to ensure that the latest genetic knowledge is integrated. Eveliina Salminen, Clinical Interpretation team leader, and Samuel Myllykangas, Chief Technology Officer at Blueprint Genetics, discuss what to take into account when designing new panels to match clinical needs. "Many of the genes we have been currently adding are only very recently identified as clinically relevant. You really need to go to publications and investigate", says Eveliina Salminen.

HIRO program: A new model for improving management and care of patients with hereditary cardiovascular disease

Published on August 11, 2017

In this podcast Dr. Tero-Pekka Alastalo from Blueprint Genetics discusses with Dr. Krahn about the HIRO program and walk through the motivation, the history, the goals and the future of HIRO. It also involves discussion on using genetic testing in hereditary cardiovascular diseases. The discussion also addresses why the HIRO initiative is internationally unique and could be used as an operative model in other rare diseases and in other countries than Canada.

Clinical interpretation in genetic testing of inherited disorders

Published on August 10, 2017

Accurate diagnosis of a patient with suspected inherited disorder requires detailed clinical information of the patient combined with family history and genetic testing results. Correct diagnosis confirmed with genetic testing forms the basis for selecting impactful and efficient treatments and surveillance for patients with inherited disorders and enables genetic counselling of the patient and the family.

Last modified: 07.07.2017