The group will start a pilot study at Columbia University next week to sequence genes from 600 Parkinson's disease patients before expanding to a larger cohort.
The Columbia Solid Tumor Panel, a custom NGS panel from Pillar Biosciences, will be used at CUMC's Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine.
The New York Department of Health-certified tests are based on proprietary algorithms licensed from Columbia University, which offers them in the US.
A broad team of researchers has developed a microarray that looks for 171,000 different peptide fragments to differentiate among tick-borne diseases.
Despite years of experience of returning genetic test results, clinicians and researchers are still faced with many questions, such as what to do about VUS and secondary findings.
The PCR-based test can simultaneously detect for the Zika virus, all serotypes of the dengue virus, the chikungunya virus, the West Nile virus, and a host gene.
Investigators will compare results using Biocept's platform in cerebrospinal fluid to current standard methods for diagnosing leptomeningeal metastases.
Under the PIPseq program, Columbia University researchers sequenced the exome, transcriptome, or a gene panel in tumors of 101 high-risk pediatric cancer patients.