GGC Hosted Rare Disease Treatment Workshop

Advances in Snyder-Robinson syndrome

John Gallagher loved baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins. He was a whiz with technology, an avid bowler, and a passionate supporter of veterans. He also advocated for those with disabilities, meeting with state senators and legislators. He did so, because he was affected with a rare genetic disorder himself, Snyder-Robinson syndrome. John's family was the first to be identified with this ultra-rare disorder in 1969, when John was just 10 years old. To date, only 50 individuals worldwide have been diagnosed with Snyder-Robinson syndrome...

As the understanding of the basis of this rare disease has emerged, scientists are now focused on treating the condition. In December 2017, GGC convened and hosted a workshop in Greenwood, SC in association with the Snyder-Robinson Foundation. Participants in the workshop included nationally-recognized basic scientists, physicians who work with patients with SRS, representatives of companies interested in developing therapeutics, and leaders from the SRS Foundation representing the interests of families.


Countybank Honors Genetic Center Employees and Supports GGC Foundation

January 25, 2018 – In late 2015, to honor the dedication of the Greenwood Genetic Center's (GGC) 180 employees, Countybank made a five year pledge to match employee giving to the GGC Foundation, which supports the mission of the Center, up to $20,000 each year.

This week, representatives from Countybank in Greenwood were on hand at the Center's monthly employee seminar to present the third installment of their gift. David Tompkins Senior Vice President and Greenwood Market Executive for Countybank presented the GGC Foundation with a check for $20,000 and thanked the employees for their dedication and commitment to families noting their importance in the Greenwood community.


Using Epigenetic Signatures and Machine Learning to Improve Diagnosis

US and Canadian researchers advance diagnosis for neurodevelopmental disorders

January 23, 2018 – Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) researchers in collaboration with scientists from Canada have identified unique epigenetic signatures for nine neurodevelopmental disorders lending to a better method of diagnosis for disorders with much clinical overlap. The epigenetic signatures were developed through methylation array analysis and were reported in the January issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics.


2018 Summer Teachers Course Registration is Open

GGC's Division of Education will be offering BIO 614: Contemporary Topics in Human Genetics as an online hybrid course this summer for science teachers. The online portion of the course will be available via Lander University's Blackboard system. A two-day hands-on laboratory workshop at GGC in Greenwood in late June will conclude the course. Registration is now open.

Download course brochure and registration form. Deadline to register is April 18, 2018.

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