Genomic Technologies SIG
- Bio-info-what? | Thursday, December 14 at
1. Describe the general bioinformatics workflow for calling variants from NGS data
2. Outline the important information in each of the three major NGS file types: FASTQ, SAM/BAM, and VCF
3. Examine tools used to annotate and filter variants generated in the VCF: population databases, in silico tools, read depth
Brice Sarver, PhD
Bioinformatics Scientist, Ambry Genetics
Genetic Counselor, Clinic for Special Children
For genetic counselors claiming continuing education units (CEU): The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized NSGC Genomic Technologies SIG to offer up to 0.3 CEUs or 3.0 Category 1 contact hours for the event GT SIG Quarterly Webinar Series. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.
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The mission of the Genomic Technologies SIG is to promote the education of both genetic counselors as well as health care providers about existing, new, and emerging genetics and genomics technologies. Molecular technologies are advancing at a rapid rate and the vast majority of genetic counselors did not receive any training in order to understand and critically evaluate the technologies used today. The mission of this SIG directly relates to and supports the NSGC's mission to advance the various roles of genetic counselors in health care by fostering education, research, and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services.
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Kelly D. Farwell Hagman
Aliso Viejo, CA
Redwood City, CA