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CHOP Constructs $50 Million Pediatric Genetics Research Program

RDR Staff

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has created a $50 Million pediatric genetics research and patient care initiative that will take a multidisciplinary approach toward diagnostics, clinical management, consulting, therapeutics and research driven by the focus of genetics.
 
Through the collaboration, the hospital will expand genomic testing, using the latest sequencing and computing techniques to search a patient’s DNA code for variations that affect health or response to therapies.
 
The “Roberts Collaborative for Genetics and Individualized Medicine”  is also creating a genomic data repository, a family support and counseling center, and a program to train medical students and residents in personalized pediatric care.
 
The Roberts Collaborative for Genetics and Individualized Medicine at CHOP will be sourced by external funding along with a $25 million gift that will help integrate clinical departments, and divisions and centers for the care of pediatric patients

The core components of the Roberts Collaborative for Genetics and Individualized Medicine include:

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