GeneDx was founded in 2000 by two scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address the needs of patients diagnosed with rare disorders and the clinicians treating these conditions. Today, GeneDx has grown into a global industry leader in genomics, having provided testing to patients and their families in over 55 countries. Led by its world-renowned whole exome sequencing program, and an unparalleled comprehensive genetic testing menu, GeneDx has a continued expertise in rare and ultra-rare disorders. GeneDx also offers a number of other genetic testing services, including: diagnostic testing for hereditary cancers, cardiac, mitochondrial, and neurological disorders, prenatal diagnostics, and targeted variant testing.
Zee O’Rare: Our GeneDx Mascot
In medical school there is a saying, “When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras.” Think of common causes of the symptoms first, not the rare. When you encounter a zebra, think GeneDx, where rare is common. We were founded with the mission to provide clinical testing for rare and ultra rare disorders. Due to our mission, our mascot is a zebra named Zee O’Rare. To follow Zee’s adventures and to find out #whereintheworldisZee, friend him on Facebook!
GeneDx is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OPKO Health Inc.
Learn about the history of GeneDx and how our unmatched diagnostic testing menu came to be.