About the Task Force Team

Duke’s Task Force for Neonatal Genomics is an interdisciplinary group whose members have expertise in:

  • Neonatal medicine
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Medical genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics of human disease
  • Statistical genetics
  • Genetic counseling
  • Clinical genetic testing
  • Genetics policy
  • Human participants research

The goal of this group is to lay the foundation for responsible and successful implementation of new genetic technologies for the clinical care and management of neonates and pediatric patients at Duke.

Though its members come from multiple centers, institutes, and departments at Duke, the organizational hub of the Task Force is the Center for Human Disease Modeling (CHDM). At the interface of the clinic and basic science research, the Task Force for Neonatal Genomics provides Duke with an opportunity to integrate new genetic technologies and functional modeling of human genetic variation into clinical care.

The Duke Task Force collaborates with Baylor College of Medicine for genomic sequencing and GeneDx, Inc. for clinical sequencing.