With recent advancements in personalized medicine, preparing your family for the best healthcare outcomes for a lifetime is easier than ever before.

GenerationTM Whole Genome Sequencing is a test that can identify many health problems before symptoms begin. Early identification and intervention is critical in the prevention and treatment of disease. Watch the videos below to learn how whole genome sequencing is helping shape the future of medicine.

[Video] Whole Genome Sequencing - A New Era of Medicine

In this video, Madhuri Hegde, Ph.D., FACMG, shares information on:

  • New Era of Genetics & Medicine
  • Benefits of GenerationTM Whole Genome Sequencing
  • PerkinElmer Advantage
  • Her Genetics Background & Experience

[Video] Whole Genome Sequencing 101

In this video, Alice K. Tanner PhD, MS, CGC, FACMG shares information on:

  • What is the genome
  • Why is genome sequencing different
  • Interpretation of the whole genome sequence
  • Benefits of whole genome sequencing
  • Her genetics background & experience


We're all born with unique traits – it's what makes everyone different and special in their own ways. The genome is a DNA blueprint showing the unique traits of who we are as an individual, what type of health concerns we might face and most importantly how we can improve our health and quality of life. One way to get a complete overview of your entire DNA blueprint is by sequencing your whole genome.

What is Whole Genome Sequencing?

Whole genome sequencing is the process of mapping out the entire DNA sequence of a person’s genome. Genes can tell a lot about a person and detect certain diseases. Knowing a person’s unique genetic DNA blueprint can be a powerful tool for families to take a proactive approach to early detection, disease prevention and personalized medicine. 



Why is whole genome sequencing important to you?

Today whole genome sequencing helps healthcare professionals and their patients move towards early detection, disease prevention and personalized medicine, instead of treating symptoms after disease occurs.

You should consider whole genome sequencing for the following reasons:  

GEM-60x60-Blue-Check-Mark  Make smarter healthcare decisions: You and your healthcare professionals will have the information needed to learn about your personal disease risk and other health related information to call for smarter and personalized treatment options. 

GEM-60x60-Blue-Check-Mark  Early detection + prevention: DNA can be damaged through the aging process which impacts the DNA blueprint sequence. Performing whole genome sequencing early on in life can identify many disorders and diseases at a very early stage before an individual is impacted by symptoms. By understanding the conditions you may be at risk for, you may be able to improve your quality of life with personalized medicine and potential use of cord blood and cord tissue stem cells.

GEM-60x60-Blue-Check-Mark  Higher treatment success rate + reduction in future healthcare costs: Healthcare professionals will look at the DNA blueprint to determine whether a specific treatment or medication will work, approaching a condition with a solution different than the standard ‘one size fits all’ approach. This rapidly-growing field is ushering in a new era of better patient outcomes and lower costs by reducing the risks that a patient will react poorly to ineffective medications and treatments.

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Understanding Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine, sometimes referred to as precision or individualized medicine, is an evolving field in which healthcare professionals use whole genome sequencing to determine which medical treatment will work best for each patient. Whole Genome Sequencing test results and medical history, will give healthcare providers insights into personalized treatment and preventative plans. Whole Genome Sequencing, in combination with your child’s newborn stem cells provide powerful tools in the personalized management of your child’s future health.

Advantages of whole genome sequencing & personalized medicine:

  • Proactive health management: Healthcare professionals will have the information they need to assess predisposed conditions and make recommendations for personalized preventative treatment plans.

  •  Better course of action: Healthcare professionals will look at the DNA blueprint to determine whether a specific treatment will work or approach a condition with a solution different than the standard ‘one size fits all’ approach.

  • Fewer negative side effects to treatments: Better patient outcomes by reducing the risk of reacting poorly to ineffective treatments.
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