We’re celebrating something BIG today – our specialty genetics laboratory, GeneDx, turns 20! If you haven’t heard of GeneDx, they are a global leader and pioneer in advanced genetic and genomics testing, and specialize in diagnosing rare and ultra-rare disorders. With over 300 million people in the world living with a rare disease, GeneDx’s 20 years of expertise has touched the lives of many patients and their families across the globe.
Who is GeneDx
GeneDx was founded in 2000 by scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address the needs of patients impacted by rare inherited disorders and the clinicians treating these conditions. GeneDx currently offers testing for thousands of genetic conditions and leads the industry in whole exome sequencing. Their broad test menu includes diagnostic testing for inherited cancers, inherited cardiac disorders, metabolic disorders, mitochondrial disorders, neurological disorders and many other conditions. Services are available for adults, children, newborns and for prenatal patients. Click here to learn more on the GeneDx website.
Did You Know?
- GeneDx has completed testing over 200,000 exomes, representing one of the largest database of affected and unaffected individuals sequenced by an independent clinical laboratory in the world.
- GeneDx’s total number of clinically relevant genetic variants submitted to ClinVar totals over 120,000, which are used as tools to help diagnose rare diseases.
- In 2019 alone, GeneDx received over 120,000 GeneMatcher “matches”, connecting clinicians and patients with other clinicians and researchers from around the world to help find answers to “unsolved” exome results.
- The GeneDx medical board is comprised of more than 100 Genetic Counselors, 100 MDs/PhDs, 35 Clinical Geneticists (FACMG) and 11 R&D Scientists
The team at GeneDx can’t say enough about how grateful they are to all those who have helped them reach this incredible milestone. Every patient, client, collaborator, colleague and employee has played a pivotal role in GeneDx’s success over the last two decades and the team looks forward to celebrating many more years finding answers for those impacted by genetic conditions.
Cheers to 20 years!
If you are a clinician interested in learning more about our genetic testing services, click here and we will have a representative reach out to you to discuss your needs.