The Research Institute recently participated in a DNA sequencing challenge initiated by Boston Children’s Hospital and received special mention at the competition’s conclusion.
CLARITY (Children’s Leadership Award for the Reliable Interpretation and appropriate Transmission of Your genomic information) was launched in January 2012. It challenged contestants to interpret DNA sequences from three children with rare conditions for which no genetic cause had been identified. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s competed with 22 other teams representing 10 countries. The Research Institute’s submission will inform the creation of much-needed “best practices” in genome analysis, interpretation and reporting – providing the most meaningful results to patients and their families.