Nationwide Children’s uses spinoff tech to best genetic sleuthing competitors in contest to help undiagnosable patients

Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Carrie Ghose.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital gave a huge marketing boost to its software spinoff in the emerging field of gene sleuthing by winning a contest to help find what’s causing as-yet-undiagnosed genetic conditions in five patients.

Boston Children’s Hospital named the team from the Columbus hospital the $25,000 winner of its second Clarity challenge for best ways to analyze vast amounts of data from sequencing a patient’s entire genome– the 3 billion DNA base pairs that are strung through each human’s chromosomes.

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Originally published November 16, 2015.

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