Business Alabama magazine recently featured HudsonAlpha researchers in the April issue, which highlighted genomic medicine efforts in Alabama.

David Bick, MD; Greg Cooper, PhD; Howard Jacob, Phd; Shawn Levy, PhD; and Liz Worthey, PhD discussed how HudsonAlpha is making advances in the field of genomic medicine, including providing whole genome sequencing to patients with rare, undiagnosed or misdiagnosed diseases at Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine.

“Lots of people read little pieces of DNA, but we read the entire genome, which gives us all the information that shows what makes that person that person,” Jacob says. “Imagine building a house with a partial blueprint versus a full blueprint. By doing whole genome sequencing, we have all the information we may ever need to help in diagnosing or treating illnesses for that person.”

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