The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (MDL) is dedicated to creating providing cutting-edge genomic diagnostics driving the personalized medical care of patients in the M Health Fairview system. The lab includes technologists and genetic counselors from M Health Fairview and physician faculty members from the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the U of M. MSI is also a crucial member of this multi-disciplinary team.
MSI PIs from the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology involved in this project include Associate Professors Sophia Yohe and Bharat Thyagarajan, and Assistant Professor Andrew Nelson.
There are currently eight active pipelines for inherited disease and oncology genetic testing and two whole-genome pipelines are in development for both sequence and structural variant calling. Both new whole-genome pipelines use high memory nodes at MSI.