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  • The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution focused on advancing genomic research. We are furthering investigation to translate genomic research into new treatments and therapies for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, neuropsychiatric diseases, and cancer, leveraging our strengths in whole genome sequencing, genomic analysis, and the development of genomic tools.

    We serve as a nexus for collaboration in genomic research for the New York community and beyond, building on the combined strengths of our faculty, member institutions, scientific working groups, affiliate members, and industry partners.

    Essential to this commitment is an outstanding faculty who are leading independent research labs based at the NYGC and one of our member institutions. They also support the NYGC scientific mission and engage in research programs that support the NYGC and the wider scientific community.

    The NYGC’s scientific focus is disease-based research in areas where our strengths and experience can make a significant difference:

    • Neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s): Leveraging the success of our international consortium for ALS research, we are extending our work across a range of neurodegenerative diseases that have pathways in common with ALS.
    • Neuropsychiatric diseases (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar): We are broadening 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.
    • Cancer: Our scientists are pushing 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.
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