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Celebrating 45 years under our lab coats!

Posted by Wendy Sheats on Dec 17, 2015 8:30:00 AM


Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Clients,

It’s with great pleasure that I provide this year-end greeting from EGL. Now in our 45th year of providing clinical diagnostic services to the genetics community here in Georgia, throughout the United States, and in fact across 45 countries worldwide, it has been my honor to serve as Executive Director for the past 3 years and lead EGL into the next exciting phase of its distinguished history.Since 1970, EGL has grown from a small academic laboratory, spread out across separate laboratory spaces into a fully integrated testing facility; offering a one-stop for clinicians seeking cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, and molecular genetics testing services. I would like to thank the many hospitals and clinicians who have remained valued EGL clients for so many years. While clinical services remain our main focus, I would also like to acknowledge and thank the numerous non-profit foundations and associations, as well our pharmaceutical clients running clinical trials, for entrusting part of their missions with EGL, by sending us patients in need of diagnoses and future therapies that will lessen the burden some genetic disorders present.

Stephen T. Warren, PhD, FACMG, Chariman of Emory University School of Medicine Department of Human Genetics shares his thoughts on the Emory Genetics Laboratory: the early days, its rapid growth and great future.



The Future of EGL

Emory University recently welcomed Eurofins Scientific into a joint venture that will support EGL in reaching even higher heights. In 2016 you’ll receive exciting news from EGL, including updates on our new, state-of-the-art facility and service improvements. What won’t change is the quality and level of personal service you’ve come to expect from us.

Please join me in celebrating 45 years of EGL by leaving “Happy Birthday Wishes” in the comments section of our blog. 

Best wishes for 2016,

Madhuri Hegde, PhD, FACMG

Executive Director, EGL




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