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Giving thanks for finding answers

Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine celebrating five years of serving the community and finding answers When the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine opened in 2015 on the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus, it was the one of the first clinics in the world to use genomic sequencing technology to find answers for rare […]

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AL.com shares diagnostic story of Smith Family Clinic patient

The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic is celebrating four years since its grand opening on the HudsonAlpha campus. Since 2015, the clinic has seen more than 300 patients and continued to find answers for those with rare and undiagnosed diseases like Robert Barnette. Robert’s mother, Carol Barnette sat down with AL.com to discuss how she spent 55 years searching for […]

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Diagnosis leads to roadmap for the future

Alabama family finds answers at Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine “Years went by, and we knew nothing.” This is a common phrase heard at the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine. Usually from a patient or family member who has spent years searching for a diagnosis for themselves, or a loved one. Carol Barnette […]

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Front Line Genomics highlights the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine

The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine was featured in a new series from Front Line Genomics, “Digital DNA,” which explores the role of large-scale genetic testing in science, industry and society. David Bick, MD, discussed how the Smith Family Clinic uses the power of genomics to diagnose patients with rare diseases. “We think the […]

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David Bick called to help update standards for clinical genomic interpretation

Smith Family Clinic geneticist David Bick, MD, FACMG, along with HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Elaine Lyon, PhD, FACMG, will participate in the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) working group to update standards for interpreting genetic sequence variants test results in a clinical setting. Bick and Lyon participated in creating the first set of standards for variant interpretation, and now […]

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Hero Fund highlight: Online search helps solve 24-year medical mystery

Confusion, nausea, fever, anger, then back to normal. This was Lauren Vandiver’s life beginning in early childhood. Her parents, Phillip and Angela Vandiver, spent more than twenty years asking the question “why?” Why is she forgetting who we are? Why is she throwing up? Why is she so angry? They knew there had to be […]

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Alabama Rare to host FREE patient/caregiver symposium March 2

The 2nd annual Alabama Rare Disease Patient/Caregiver Symposium will take place March 2, 2019 in Birmingham, Ala.  At this free symposium, presented by Alabama Rare, Children’s of Alabama, Rare Disease Day and UAB Medicine, attendees will break down the process of diagnosing a genetic and non-genetic rare disease; discuss what is involved in finding approved and […]

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Smith Family Clinic administrator selected for Practice Management Association executive committee

Huntsville, Ala. – The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine – a genomics medical office on the campus of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology  – announced today that Carol Aiken, CMM, clinical operations administrator and privacy and compliance officer; was appointed to the Alabama chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Practice Management Association (AAP-PMA) executive […]

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