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  • Mission

    The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution whose mission is to apply our strengths in whole genome sequencing, state-of-the-art analytics, and the development of genomic tools to advance research and patient care for those suffering from neurological diseases and cancer.

    Essential to this commitment is a talented faculty who are developing novel approaches to scientific inquiry. Our outstanding faculty lead independent research labs and are therefore not constrained by the scientific directions of the NYGC. However, the faculty support the scientific vision of the New York Genome Center and have engaged in research programs that are of mutual interest with the center and the wider New York scientific community.


    Our strategic direction leverages the strengths and capabilities that we have developed since our founding in 2011, and enriches our local, national, and international collaborations. The NYGC builds on the combined strengths of our member institutions and the newly-launched scientific affiliate program.

    As part of our mission, our scientific focus is on disease-based genomic research where we have a significant and successful track record. These include:

    • Neuropsychiatric diseases (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar): Extending our robust research of whole genomes of autism patients to expand into related disorders that have genes implicated in common with autism, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
    • Neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s): Leveraging the success of our international consortium for ALS research to extend our work across a range of neurodegenerative diseases that have pathways in common with ALS.
    • CancerPushing forward the leading edge of cancer genomics research by focusing on whole genome sequencing of individuals with cancer and their tumors, novel population-level cancer analytics, and the application of both single cell and spatial transcriptomics.
  • NYGC Launches New Affiliate Membership Program

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