A NEW ERA OF MEDICINE IS HERE: WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING

With recent advancements in personalized medicine, preparing your family for the best healthcare outcomes for a lifetime is easier than ever before.

GenerationTM Whole Genome Sequencing is a test available for children and adults that can identify many health problems before symptoms begin, such as inherited cancers, genetic disorders, and more.

Learn about the new era of medicine

In this video, Madhuri Hegde, Ph.D., FACMG, shares information on:

  • New Era of Genetics & Medicine
  • Benefits of Whole Genome Sequencing
  • PerkinElmer Advantage
  • Her Genetics Background & Experience

What is whole genome sequencing?

Whole genome sequencing is a process of mapping out a person's entire genome, which is all of the DNA in your cells. Genes can tell a lot about a person and detect certain diseases. Knowing a person’s unique genetic DNA can be a powerful tool for families to take a proactive approach to early detection, disease prevention and personalized medicine.  


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Why is whole genome sequencing important to you?

Today whole genome sequencing helps people like you and healthcare professionals move towards early detection, disease prevention and personalized medicine, instead of treating symptoms after disease occurs.

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You should consider whole genome sequencing for the following reasons:
   
GEM-60x60-Blue-Check-Mark  Make smarter healthcare decisions: You and your healthcare professional will have the information needed to learn about your personal genetic disease risk, response to medications, and carrier status for certain conditions.  Together, you and your healthcare professional can make smarter decisions.

GEM-60x60-Blue-Check-Mark  Early detection + prevention: DNA can be damaged through the aging process which impacts the DNA sequence. Performing whole genome sequencing early on in life can identify many disorders and diseases at a very early stage before an individual is impacted by symptoms. By understanding the conditions you or your loved ones may be at risk for, you may be able to improve your quality of life with personalized medicine and potential use of your child's cord blood and cord tissue stem cells.

GEM-60x60-Blue-Check-Mark  Higher treatment success rate + reduction in future healthcare costs: In the event the Generation Whole Genome Sequencing test shows positive finding(s), the report will help Healthcare professionals determine whether a specific treatment or medication will work, approaching a condition with a solution different than the standard ‘one size fits all’ approach. This rapidly-growing field is ushering in a new era of better patient outcomes and lower costs by reducing the risks that a patient will react poorly to ineffective medications and treatments.

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