We're Excited to Announce the Launch of Our Whole Genome Sequencing Test: PGnome®
Prices start at $2,490 for testing of a single patient. WGS is the ultimate germline DNA test. WGS is superior to exome sequencing because it covers portions of the genome, such as deep intronic regions, that are not covered by exome sequencing and yields superior detection of structural variants. In addition, genome sequencing provides improved analysis of tandem repeats and paralogous regions and is essential for application of polygenic risk algorithms. The great majority of variants used by polygenic risk algorithms are not located in coding regions and are, therefore, missed entirely by exome sequencing.
PreventionGenetics (PG) is pleased to announce PG Discovery, the latest enhancement to our PGxome® whole exome and PGnome® whole genome sequencing tests. With PG Discovery, we will report relevant rare variants in genes with limited evidence of disease association, commonly known as candidate genes.
PreventionGenetics continues to work hard to serve the patients throughout these challenging times. We have implemented many measures to keep our employees safe. Despite the difficulties, we remain fully operational and are meeting (or exceeding) average turnaround times.
Employee Spotlight: 2020 Genetic Counselor Match Day
We are pleased to announce that six of our employees matched in the Genetic Counseling Graduate School Admissions Match program this cycle. 492 students will enter genetic counseling training programs this year from 50 accredited training programs. Congratulations to our Genetic Counseling Assistants, Chelsea Reierson, Lauren Rachow, Maria Rhine, Mryia Hubert, Eryn Mares, as well as our R&D technician, Farrah Uphoff, who are celebrating their acceptance.