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Bionano Genomics’ Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alka Chaubey and Cancer Genomics Consortium President Dr. Yassmine Akkari to Present on Optical Genome Mapping (OGM) at the 2021 International Conference of the Board of Genetic Counseling India

SAN DIEGO, July 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) announced today that Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alka Chaubey and current President of the Cancer Genomics Consortium Dr. Yassmine Akkari will present at the 6th Annual International Conference of the Board of Genetic Counseling India to be held virtually from July 2nd-4th 2021. Dr. Chaubey has been recognized to present as an invited speaker and will discuss how optical genome mapping (OGM) is enabling a revolution in cytogenetics during a session titled “Genetic Counseling in the Omics Era” on Saturday July 3rd at 9:25 am IST. Dr. Akkari will present her results using OGM for the genome analysis of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), and discuss how genetic counselors can introduce OGM to patients on July 3rd at 4:10 pm IST. Bionano Genomics is a Diamond Sponsor of the conference.

This conference aims to promote education among genetic counselors, specialists, doctors, health care providers and students, about current topics in genetics, genomics and genetic counseling. The Annual International Conference of the Board of Genetic Counseling India has over 2,000 delegates from across the globe and can be accessed at

About Bionano Genomics
Bionano is a genome analysis company providing tools and services based on its Saphyr system to scientists and clinicians conducting genetic research and patient testing, and providing diagnostic testing for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities through its Lineagen business. Bionano’s Saphyr system is a research use only platform for ultra-sensitive and ultra-specific structural variation detection that enables researchers and clinicians to accelerate the search for new diagnostics and therapeutic targets and to streamline the study of changes in chromosomes, which is known as cytogenetics. The Saphyr system is comprised of an instrument, chip consumables, reagents and a suite of data analysis tools. Bionano provides genome analysis services to provide access to data generated by the Saphyr system for researchers who prefer not to adopt the Saphyr system in their labs. Lineagen has been providing genetic testing services to families and their healthcare providers for over nine years and has performed over 65,000 tests for those with neurodevelopmental concerns. For more information, visit or


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