GGC Recognizes Rare Disease Day at SC State House
February 27, 2015 – The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) participated in an event at the SC State House in Columbia on Thursday to raise awareness for patients and families impacted by rare diseases. Rare Disease Day, held at the end of February each year, highlights the unique challenges faced by families with a rare disease including delays in obtaining a diagnosis, having access to specialists with expertise, and the lack of approved treatments and resources.
GGC Foundation Announces First Race the Helix-Upstate in Greenville
Conestee Park event raises awareness and funds for genetic research and programs
(February 20, 2015) The Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation, along with a team of volunteers referred to as the "Gene League", is holding its inaugural Race the Helix – Upstate, a 5K race and 1 mile run/walk on Saturday, March 21 at Conestee Park in Greenville. Registration begins at 8am with the race at 9am. All proceeds benefit the GGC Foundation and support the research and treatment services provided by the Center for patients across SC.
GGC Technologist First in US to Receive Certification
February 11, 2015 - Amy Shearer, a laboratory technologist in the Greenwood Genetic Center's Microarray Laboratory, is the first professional in the United States to be certified in CytoScan® Dx Assay testing. CytoScan® Dx Assay is the only microarray testing to gain FDA approval. Using a single blood sample, this test can scan a patient's entire genome for the cause of developmental delays, intellectual disabilities and congenital anomalies.
GGC Foundation Receives Gift from Duke Energy
January 6, 2015 – Theo Lane, District Manager for Government and Community Relations with Duke Energy in Greenwood, presented the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation with a $25,000 grant to support the Center's educational initiatives, including the Gene Machine Mobile Science Lab and the annual summer science teachers' course.
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