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The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution that serves as a multi-institutional hub for genomic research. NYGC’s mission is the advancement of genomic science to drive novel biomedical discoveries and improve human health. We advance genomics through the development of computational and experimental genomic methods and apply these methods to disease-focused research to better understand the genetic basis of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and neuropsychiatric disease.
Recently, the NYGC has also applied its expertise in genomics and our role as the scientific convener in New York to help accelerate and support COVID-19 genomics research. In March 2020, NYGC Evnin Family Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer Tom Maniatis, PhD, convened area researchers and other interested parties representing both our Institutional Founding Members and others, and the COVID-19 Genomics Research Network was launched.
The NYGC builds on the combined strengths of our faculty, staff scientists, member institutions, scientific working groups, affiliate members, and industry partners to develop and apply advanced genomics to understand the foundational processes of biology and the basis of disease. Our outstanding faculty are central to our mission — leading independent research labs based at the NYGC. NYGC senior and core faculty members, who hold joint appointments at leading New York institutions, include a Nobel Laureate, three Lasker award winners, and five members of the National Academy of Sciences. The NYGC has attracted leading scientists whose wide-ranging expertise — including genomic technologies, whole genome sequencing, clinical genetic testing, single cell genomics, genome engineering, population genomics, statistical genetics, computational biology, and bioengineering — brings a multidisciplinary and in-depth approach to the field of genomics. Since its inception, NYGC researchers have published more than 200 research studies in leading, high-impact scientific journals.