Call for Research Proposals Issued at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting 2016
FDNA Inc. (Boston, MA) issued today a call to geneticists to submit research proposals to the third cycle of the GIVE A FACE TO A SYNDROME research program. The announcement coincides with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting.
The third cycle of this research program will focus on the use of FDNA’s standardized and deep phenotyping technology, available through Face2Gene, to associate phenotypic features with genetic variants, demonstrating the potential of improved diagnostic yield of variant analysis.
“After the overwhelmingly positive outcome of the two previous cycles, resulting in numerous publications, talks and abstracts in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, we decided to further strengthen our partnership with the genetic research community,” said Nicole Fleischer, Head of Research Collaborations at FDNA.
Individuals and institutions interested in joining the third cycle of the GIVE A FACE TO A SYNDROME research program should submit a short proposal by 5:00 PM Eastern time on June 30, 2015. The call for research proposals is available to all geneticists worldwide and does not include financial support. Study results will be shared with the scientific community and may serve as the basis for scientific publication by the collaborators. Collaborators will receive full credit for their participation in the program. Applicants are invited to submit proposals in this link http://www.fdna.com/rfp/
Questions can be directed to info(at)fdna.com, or stop by booth #505 at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, March 9-11.
Grant available exclusively for cases uploaded through the Face2Gene Online Unknown Forum
FDNA Inc. (Boston, MA) announced a new grant program for patients with an unknown diagnosis. Under this grant, FDNA will sponsor for genetic testing to be performed for patients with cases uploaded through the Face2Gene Online Unknown Forum.
The announcement was made at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida and coincided with an announcement made at the Diagnostic Challenges session.
“FDNA is committed to making a positive impact, not only in the field of genetics, but also in the lives of patients,” said Dekel Gelbman, FDNA’s Chief Executive Officer. “These grants for genetic testing represent real hope for patients in our Face2Gene Online Unknown Forum, many of whom have exhausted their options for finding an answer to their symptoms.”
FDNA is inviting reference labs to join this initiative and extend this philanthropic effort so that more patients can get relief and conclude their diagnostic odyssey.
Genetic testing grants will be awarded to five patients, based on selection of a review committee made up of expert dysmorphologists.
Individuals and institutions interested in learning more about these grants, or who wish to partner with FDNA in this initiative can contact FDNA at info(at)FDNA(dot)com.
Call for Research Proposals issued at the American Association of Human Genetics annual meeting ASHG2015
Boston, MA (PRweb) October 5th, 2015 – FDNA, a pioneer in computer-aided dysmorphology analysis, invites geneticists from around the world to join the second cycle of the “GIVE A FACE TO A SYNDROME” research program. The date of the release coincides with the American Association of Human Genetics annual meeting, ASHG 2015, in Baltimore, MD, where attendees can receive more details at booth #915.
The Facial Dysmorphology Novel Analysis (FDNA®) technology, powering Face2Gene, a neurogenetic search and reference solution that facilitates detection of facial dysmorphic features and recognizable patterns of human malformations to present comprehensive and up-to-date neurogenetic references will also be the center of this research program. Taking part in the GIVE A FACE TO A SYNDROME program enables geneticist to use the FDNA technology for free, to leverage the support of a dedicated research team and to utilize FDNA’s tens of thousands of dysmorphology related data‐points.
Applicants are invited to submit proposals in this link www.FDNA.com/Cycle2