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Robotic Technology Speeds Arrhythmia Gene Classification

VUMC Reporter

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have used high-throughput robotic technology to rapidly study and classify variations in a gene linked to heart rhythm disorders and cardiac conditions.

The findings, reported in the American Journal of Human Genetics, support continued use of the technology to understand genetic mutations and improve the accuracy and scope of genetic medicine.

“We would like to be able to use genome sequencing to find mutations that put people at risk of disease, in order to prevent disease. But this idea of genetic or precision medicine doesn’t work well when we don’t ...