active Clinical Genomics Projects
North Carolina Clinical Genomic Evaluation for NextGen Exome Sequencing (NCGENES) is a collaborative effort between RENCI, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and NC TraCS Biomedical core. It is aimed at creating a bioinformatics infrastructure and a systematic process for using whole exome sequencing (WES) as a tool in diagnosing disease, revealing genetic markers for disease, and helping people understand the relationship between their genotype and diseases they have or are at risk of developing.
Informatics for Genetic Sequencing is another collaborative project between RENCI and several UNC research and clinical care units: Department of Genetics, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology and Center for Bioinformatics. It is focused on developing data infrastructure to study genomes in order to better understand human health and disease, informing diagnoses and treatment prediction.