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Clinical Genetics

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Biomolecular Measurement Division

RO# Location
50.64.51.B8263 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Vallone, Peter M. peter.vallone@nist.gov 301.975.4872

Description

Standards for genetic testing are needed to support the clinical testing community and manufacturers of working standard materials. Challenges lie in developing relevant standards in a timely fashion to support new clinical targets and commercial assays. Common methods of characterization include copy number determination by quantitative PCR and digital PCR, as well as sequencing by Sanger and next generation platforms. Current activities are described at: (http://www.nist.gov/mml/bmd/genetics/clinical_dna.cfm). Projects focus on the development of nucleic acid-based standard materials and the application of emerging technologies to assist clinical testing efforts.

 

Keywords:
Sequencing; Capillary electrophoresis; DNA; Clinical; Genotyping; Multiplex PCR; Real-time PCR; Single nucleotide polymorphism; Digital PCR; Next-generation sequencing; Viral DNA;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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