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Vanderbilt Center for Undiagnosed Diseases Partners with FDNA to Solve Medical Mysteries in the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Network (UDN)


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Vanderbilt Center for Undiagnosed Diseases Partners with FDNA to Solve Medical Mysteries in the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Network (UDN)

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FDNA
and Vanderbilt
University Medical Center
announce integration of FDNA’s Face2Gene
suite of applications into the Vanderbilt Center for Undiagnosed
Diseases workflow to evaluate difficult-to-diagnose patients in their
role as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed
Disease Network (UDN).

Participating institutions in the UDN use the most advanced approaches
in genomics and research to search for answers for patients who have
been unable to find a diagnosis. The UDN is made up of seven top-ranked
institutions in the United States. Vanderbilt University Medical Center
is the first of many sites that have approached FDNA to use Face2Gene
for UDN cases.

“FDNA’s mission aligns perfectly with Vanderbilt and the UDN,” said
Dekel Gelbman, CEO, FDNA. “We are all working to find answers for
patients who have waited far too long, and with this collaboration, we
believe we are one step closer.”

Used by more than 70% of clinical geneticists globally, Face2Gene is a
platform that uses next-generation phenotyping (NGP) technologies to
analyze a patient’s facial and clinical features to highlight syndromes
and genetics that may have otherwise been missed during patient
evaluations.

About Vanderbilt University Center for UDN
The
Vanderbilt Center for Undiagnosed Diseases brings together clinical and
research experts from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center with
experts across the world to solve patient’s most challenging medical
mysteries. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of seven medical
centers around the country in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), a
clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health.

About FDNA and Face2Gene
FDNA is the developer of
Face2Gene, a clinical suite of phenotyping applications that facilitates
comprehensive and precise genetic evaluations. Face2Gene uses facial
analysis, deep learning and artificial intelligence to transform big
data into actionable genomic insights to improve and accelerate
diagnostics and therapeutics. With the world’s largest network of
clinicians, labs and researchers creating one of the fastest growing and
most comprehensive genomic databases, FDNA is changing the lives of
patients with diseases with genetic causes. For more information, visit
www.FDNA.com.
Face2Gene is a registered trademark of FDNA INC.

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