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    The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is dedicated to promoting clinical care, research and education focused on the medical and scientific significance of variation in the human genome. The IIHG serves as a statewide resource for outreach about issues related to understanding the extent and meaning of human DNA sequence variation. Learn more...

  • April/May News     


    The April Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG) meeting will be on April 30th at 12 noon in Seebohm Conference Room (283 EMRB).

    Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group meeting will be on May 21, 2-3PM in Seebohm (283 EMRB).  Dr. Eliot Shearer will be presenting, "Copy Number Variations are Common Cause of Non-syndromic Hearing Loss." Dr. Shearer will present the methods that his laboratory uses to evaluate copy number variations (CNVs) in data from their targeted genomic enrichment and massively parallel sequencing test for deafness. Using this method, they have shown that CNVs are a surprisingly common cause of genetic hearing loss.

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