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Genome Editing and Vertebrate Systems Approaches for Solving Diagnostic Challenges

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From the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting (June 25, 2019)
Presented by Heather Flanagan-Steet, PhD
With increasing numbers of cases where DNA sequencing has uncovered genetic variants whose significance is unclear, there is a growing need to functionally analyze the impact of the identified variant. This session will discuss cell- and animal-based approaches that can be used to determine a variant’s significance.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

  1. Summarize animal based approaches for functional studies.
  2. Identify scenarios where functional studies may be needed.
  3. Describe multiple genomic approaches for functional studies.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General (Cytogenetics) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.