Expanding the phenotype of FLNC-associated disease

Missense variants in the gene filamin C (FLNC) have a longstanding, well-established association with myofibrillar and distal myopathy.1,2 An important study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology expanded the clinical presentation associated FLNC by specifically linking protein truncating variants with cardiac phenotypes exclusive of myopathy.3 The group identified 23 unique truncating variants…

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Leading with quality: Deletions and duplications

Did you know that Invitae analyzes deletions and duplications for each and every gene in all our panel tests at no additional charge? Diagnostic genetic testing requires a carefully constructed medical assay to thoroughly interrogate genes of interest. Invitae’s assays comprehensively report sequence changes and deletion/duplication events in coding exons, splice sites, and other regions…

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Rare Disease Day is less than a week away

On February 28th, the rare disease community comes together to raise awareness of the impact of rare diseases on millions. For the 30 million people experiencing a rare disease, life can be filled with questions. Identifying possible symptoms of a rare disease often sparks a “diagnostic odyssey” that can stretch over many years. Fortunately, as…

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Leading with quality: Data sharing

Only through real and meaningful data sharing can the field of genetics reach its full potential. At Invitae, we’re dedicated to improving medicine not just by sharing segments of our data, but by sharing all variants, classifications and evidence. That’s not yet the industry standard—but it is at Invitae. Among other activities, Invitae has played…

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Exciting year ahead for genetic testing

2016 was an exciting year for genetics, and an important one for Invitae. Last year we provided genetic testing to more people than ever before, reduced our turnaround times, and expanded our test menu to over 1,100 genes. We also improved patient access to our testing by adding new insurance payers to secure coverage for…

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Major expansion of pediatric, neurological, and rare disease offerings

Invitae has launched 24 new and expanded 19 genetic test panels, allowing clinicians to gain information on 183 new genes with clinical and diagnostic significance. This launch represents a significant expansion of the company’s pediatric, neurological, and rare disease offerings, which include tests for genes associated with epilepsy, developmental disorders, overgrowth syndromes, and skeletal disorders, as…

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New leader in prostate cancer genetic testing

Genetic testing for prostate cancer has noticeably increased since the publication of landmark data showing testing may be underutilized when screening for and treating the second most common cancer in men. Invitae’s panel is the most comprehensive and affordable genetic test available to urologists and oncologists who treat men with prostate cancer, establishing the company as a…

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