In 2007, the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technology was at the crest of realizing high throughput and prevision genetic testing for multigene and complex genetic diseases. Two professors from Emory University School of Medicine founded Otogenetics with support from National Institute of Health (NIH) to develop and provide the most advanced genetic testing to the research institutions and clinical care providers.

Otogenetics began offering NGS as a service to the commercial market in 2011 and launched its first clinical genetic test in the same year; – sequencing more than 100 genes associated with Syndromic and Non-Syndromic Hearing Loss. Since, the company has served both renowned Academic and Research Institutions and Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories in more than 30 countries. Our US customers include National Institute of Health (NIH), Center for Disease Control, (CDC), Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California San Francisco, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Being based in Atlanta, Otogenetics has been working in partnership with flagship institutions in Georgia such as Emory University, Emory University Genetic Laboratory now Emory Genetic Laboratories (EGL), Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, Clark Atlanta University, Mercer University, and Atlanta-based CDC.

Otogenetics was the first laboratory in the USA to enroll in CAP NGS proficiency tests and received 100% accuracy each time. The company holds CLIA Certification and is licensed in Georgia, California, Florida, and New York* to provide clinical genetic testing. (*Special license to provide hearing loss gene testing in New York State).

Test offering now includes Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment, Single Gene and Expanded Carrier Screening, Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine, Cardiomyopathy, Whole Exome & RNA Sequencing for precision treatment of tumors, and testing for Rare Diseases. Disease panels are designed for both clinical research collaborators and clinical diagnostics.

NGS performed by Otogenetics provide clinicians and researchers with test results for genetic diagnoses and risk assessment and have resulted in the publications after rigorous expert reviews in highly reputable biomedical journals including Nature and Nature Medicine, attesting to the high caliber and quality of the gene panel design offered by the company. Otogenetics has also assisted medical schools in training a new generation of medical students in precision medicine. Selected publications and white papers are found in

Xi Erick Lin, PhD

Otogenetics Founder
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Professor and Research Director
Department of Cell Biology
Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (1993) Neuroscience, University of Michigan
Postdoctoral Research Associate (1993-1994): Molecular Cardiology Laboratory, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Research Associate (1994-1996): Auditory Physiology Laboratory, Northwestern University, Chicago
Editorial Board Chinese Journal of Audiology and Speech Pathology
Publications Committee Journal of Association of Research Otolaryngology
Reviewer for NIH grant applications in US and for international biomedical grant applications

Dr. Lin did his post-doctoral training at University of Chicago and Northwestern University and is currently a tenured professor at Emory University School of Medicine. He has received grant awards from NIH for basic and translational research, and biomedical business development. In addition to leading the research effort in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and training students, postdoc, and residents, Dr. Lin participates frequently in NIH study sessions and reviews research and clinical grant applications for NIH. Dr. Lin is also on the editor board of PlosOne and the Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Hearing and Balance Medicine. His research interests are gene therapy, genetics, and neuroscience. He has published several papers on the genetics and physiology of the auditory system in highly regarded journals, including PNAS, EMBO Molecular Medicine, Cell Research, American Journal of Medical Genetics, and Journal of Neuroscience.

Ping Helen Chen, PhD

Otogenetics Co-Founder
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Cell Biology
Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (1996) Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Chicago
Post-Doctoral Fellow and Senior Research Associate House Ear Institute, University of Southern California
Co-Founder SA Biosciences
Reviewer for NIH grant applications in US and for international biomedical grant applications

Dr. Chen is a tenured Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She has received grant awards from NIH, March of Dimes Foundation of Birth Defect Research, and Human Frontier Science Program, European Union. She is an editor of the Journals Cilia and Developmental Dynamics, and a frequent guest editor for PloS Genetics. In addition to teaching and training graduate and medical students, and post-doctoral fellows, Dr. Chen is a reviewer for NIH cell biology and auditory study sections, and a member of NIH fellowship reviewer committee. She also participates frequently in international science program reviews including UK Wellcome Foundation and National Science Foundation in China. Her research interest is focused on cell biology, developmental biology, and genetics. She has published numerous papers on development and cell biology in prestigious journals, including Cell, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Genetics, PNAS, and Development.

Research And Discovery, Clinical Genetic Diagnosis, And Medical Education


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Ji H, Lu J, Wang J, Li H, Lin X. (2014) Combined examination of sequence and copy number variations in human deafness genes improves diagnosis for cases of genetic deafnessBMC Ear Nose Throat Disord. 14:9. doi: 10.1186/1472-6815-14-9.

Gao X, Wang GJ, Yuan YY, Xin F, Han MY, Lu JQ, Zhao H, Yu F, Xu JC, Zhang MG, Dong J, Lin X, Dai P. (2014) Novel compound heterozygous mutations in MYO7A Associated with Usher syndrome 1 in a Chinese family. PLoS One. 9(7):e103415. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103415.

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Oksenberg N, Haliburton GDE, Eckalbar WL, Oren I, Nishizaki S, Murphy K, Pollard KS, Birnbaum RY, and Ahituv N (2014). Genome-wide distribution of Auts2 binding localizes with active neurodevelopmental genes. Translational Psychiatry 4, e431; doi:10.1038/tp.2014.78

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Vona B, Neuner C, El Hajj N, Schneider E, Farcas R, Beyer V, Zechner U, Keilmann A, Poot M, Bartsch O, Nanda I, Haaf T (2014). Disruption of the ATE1 and SLC12A1 Genes by Balanced Translocation in a Boy with Non-Syndromic Hearing LossMol Syndromol 5(1), 3–10.

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Goldenberg-Cohen N, Banin E, Zalzstein Y, Cohen B, Rotenstreich Y, Rizel L, Basel-Vanagaite L, and Ben-Yosef T. (2013) Genetic heterogeneity and consanguinity lead to a “double hit”: Homozygous mutations of MYO7A and PDE6B in a patient with retinitis pigmentosaMolecular Vision Biology and Genetics in Vision Research 19, 1565–1571.

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Janicki P.K., Vaida S., Hamid A., Al-Mondhiry B. (2013) Targeted Next-Generation Resequencing of Gene Identifies Novel Multiple Variants Pattern in Severe Hereditary Factor V Deficiency. Case Reports in Genetics, 941684-941690.

Nichols, A.C., Chan-Seng-Yue M., Yoo J., et al. (2013) A Case Report and Genetic Characterization of a Massive Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Parotid with Delayed Distant Metastases. Case Reports in Oncological Medicine, 270362-270368.

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Volodarsky M., Markus B., Cohen I., Staretz-Chacham O., Flusser H., Landau D., Shelef I., Langer Y., Birk OS. (2013) A Deletion Mutation in TMEM38B Associated with Autosomal Recessive Osteogenesis ImperfectaHuman Mutation. 34, 582-6.

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Sun N, Fonzi W, Chen H, She X, Zhang L, Zhang L, Calderone R. (2013) Azole Susceptibility and Transcriptome Profiling in Candida albicans Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain Complex I MutantsAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 57(1), 532-42.

Moscovich M, LeDoux MS, Xiao J, Rampon GL, Vemula SR, Rodriguez RL, Foote KD, Okun MS. (2013) Dystonia, facial dysmorphism, intellectual disability and breast cancer associated with a chromosome 13q34 duplication and overexpression of TFDP1: case reportBMC medical genetics. 14(1):70.

Markus B, Narkis G, Landau D, Birk RZ, Cohen I, and Birk OS. (2012) Autosomal Recessive Lethal Congenital Contractural Syndrome Type 4 (LCCS4) Caused by a Mutation in MYBPC1Human Mutation. 33, 1435-8.

Khateb S., Zelinger L., Ben-Yosef T., Merin S., Crystal-Shalit O., Gross M., Banin E., Sharon D. (2012) Exome Sequencing Identifies a Founder Frameshift Mutation in an Alternative Exon of USH1C as the Cause of Autosomal Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa with Late-Onset Hearing LossPLoS One. 7(12), e51566.

Staropoli JF, Karaa A, Lim ET, Kirby A, Elbalalesy N, Romansky SG, Leydiker KB, Coppel SH, Barone R, Xin W, MacDonald ME, Abdenur JE, Daly MJ, Sims KB, Cotman SL. (2012) A Homozygous Mutation in KCTD7 Links Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis to the Ubiquitin-Proteasome SystemThe American Journal of Human Genetics. 91, 202-208

Visconte V, Rogers HJ, Singh J, Barnard J, Bupathi M, Traina F, McMahon J, Makishima H, Szpurka H, Jankowska A, Jerez A, Sekeres MA, Saunthararajah Y, Advani AS, Copelan E, Koseki H, Isono K, Padgett RA, Osman S, Koide K, O’Keefe C, Maciejewski JP, and Tiu RV, (2012) SF3B1 haploinsufficiency leads to formation of ring sideroblasts in myelodysplastic syndromesBlood. 120(16), 3173-3186.

Makishima H, Visconte V, Sakaguchi H, Jankowska AM, Abu Kar S, Jerez A, Przychodzen B, Bupathi M, Guinta K, Afable MG, Sekeres MA, Padgett RA, Tiu RV, Maciejewski JP. (2012) Mutations in the spliceosome machinery, a novel and ubiquitous pathway in leukemogenesisBlood. 119, 3203-3210 (Otogenetics Corporation performed both exome sequencing and RNA-seq for the study)

Jimenez-Escrig A, Gobernado I, Garcia-Villanueva M, and Sanchez-Herranz A. (2012) Autosomal recessive emery–dreifuss muscular dystrophy caused by a novel mutation (r225q) in the lamin a/c gene identified by exome sequencingMuscle Nerve. 45, 605–610

Yu, M., Hon, G.C., Szulwach, K.E., Song, C.X., Zhang, L., Kim, A., Li, X., Dai, Q., Shen, Y., Park, B., Min, J.H., Jin, P. *, Ren, B., and He. C. (2012) Base-Resolution Analysis of 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine in the Mammalian Genome. Cell. 149, 1368-80.

Tang W, Qian D, Ahmad S, Mattox D, Wendell Todd N, Han H, Huang S, Li Y, Wang Y, Li H, and Lin X. (2012) A Low-Cost Exon Capture Method Suitable for Large-Scale Screening of Genetic Deafness by the Massively-Parallel Sequencing Approach. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers. 16, 536-42.

Lin X, Tang W, Ahmad S, Lu J, Colby CC, Zhu J, Yu Q. (2012) Applications of targeted gene capture and next-generation sequencing technologies in studies of human deafness and other genetic disabilities. Hearing Research. 288, 67-76.

Maher B. (2011) Nature Readers flirt with personal genomics. Nature 478, 19

X Gao, MS Oei, CE Ovitt, M Sincan, JE Melvin – Physiological Genomics, (2018) Transcriptional Profiling Reveals Gland-specific Differential Expression in the Three Major Salivary Glands of the Adult Mouse… animal. The 18 gland 107 samples were shipped overnight to Otogenetics Corporation(Atlanta, GA). Total RNA was 108 … reads. 122 Analysis and Comparison of RNA-Seq Data.

W Li, Y Huang, D Sargsyan, TO Khor, Y Guo, L Shu… – Cell & Bioscience, (2018) Epigenetic alterations in TRAMP mice: epigenome DNA methylation profiling using MeDIP-seq … DNAnexus, Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA). The samples were sent to Otogenetics Corp. (Norcross, GA) for Illumina sequencing and alignment with the reference mouse genome.

S Asgharzade, MA Tabatabaiefar, J Mohammadi-asl… – International Journal of …, (2018) A novel missense mutation in GIPC3 causes sensorineural hearing loss in an Iranian family revealed by targeted next-generation sequencing … 12]. The DNA sample was submitted to the Otogenetics Corporation (Norcross, GA). Exome capture was performed targeting 129 known deafness genes. Sequencing was done on a HiSeq2000 (Illumina, San Diego, CA). A …

D Cassatella, S Howard, J Acierno, C Xu, G Papadakis… – European Journal of …, (2018) Congenital Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism and Constitutional Delay of Growth and Puberty Have Distinct Genetic Architectures… 9 V2 (Roche, Basel, Switzerland), and sequenced on the HiSeq 2000 platform (Illumina, San Diego, USA) at either BGI (BGI, Shenzen, PRC) or Otogenetics (Otogenetics Corp., Atlanta, USA).

N Michael, MM Juliet, GW Anne, R Lisa, H Joshua… – Molecular Genetics and …, 2018 Tread carefully: A functional variant in the human NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4) is not disease causing… The skin demonstrated hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis and an absent granular layer. 2.2. WES and bioinformatics. DNA extracted from the blood of the proband, and her parents were subjected to WES, performed by Otogenetics.

D Cassatella, S Howard, J Acierno, C Xu, G Papadakis… – European Journal of …, (2018) Congenital Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism and Constitutional Delay of Growth and Puberty Have Distinct Genetic Architectures… 9 V2 (Roche, Basel, Switzerland), and sequenced on the HiSeq 2000 platform (Illumina, San Diego, USA) at either BGI (BGI, Shenzen, PRC) or Otogenetics (Otogenetics Corp., Atlanta, USA).

S Asgharzade, MA Tabatabaiefar, J Mohammadi-asl… – International Journal of …, (2018) A novel missense mutation in GIPC3 causes sensorineural hearing loss in an Iranian family revealed by targeted next-generation sequencing … Based on the literature review of the most frequent loci, both globally and regionally, 15 lociwere selected for screening in this family (results not shown) and were found to be negative [ 12].

LG Banaszak, V Giudice, X Zhao, Z Wu, S Gao… – Blood Cells, Molecules, and …, (2018) Abnormal RNA splicing and genomic instability after induction of DNMT3A mutations by CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing… mutations. Library construction, exon capture, and sequencing was performed by Otogenetics (Atlanta, GA, USA) … described. 5-mC profiling, fragmentation, library preparation and sequencing were performed

S Khateb, B Kowalewski, N Bedoni, M Damme… – Genetics in Medicine, (2018) A homozygous founder missense variant in arylsulfatase G abolishes its enzymatic activity causing atypical Usher syndrome in humans… WES analysis of individuals MOL0120 III:2 and MOL0737 II:2 was performed at Otogenetics (Norcross, GA) using Agilent V4 (Santa Clara, CA, USA) and Illumina HiSeq 2000 with 30 × coverage.

IG Luzina, MV Salcedo, ML Rojas-Peña, AE Wyman… – Cellular Immunology, (2018) Transcriptomic Evidence of Immune Activation in Macroscopically Normal-Appearing and Scarred Lung Tissues in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis… a University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; b Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA; c Otogenetics Corporation, Atlanta, GA, USA; d Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology

Y Lu, PWL Tai, J Ai, DJ Gessler, Q Su, X Yao, Q Zheng… – Molecular Therapy-Nucleic …, (2017) Transcriptome profiling of neovascularized corneas reveals miR-204 as a multi-target biotherapy deliverable by rAAVs… Whole corneal tissues were sent on dry ice to Otogenetics (Atlanta, GA). Total RNA was extracted from tissues and processed for RNA-seq library preparation and high-throughput sequencing on a HiSeq2500 platform following Otogenetics’ standard pipelines

R Maroofian, M Riemersma, LT Jae, N Zhianabed… – Genome Medicine, (2017) B3GALNT2 mutations associated with non-syndromic autosomal recessive intellectual disability reveal a lack of genotype–phenotype associations in the muscular …… This was followed by whole exome sequencing (WES) of genomic DNA from proband (V:2) performed at Otogenetics Corporation (Norcross, GA, USA) using the Agilent SureSelect Human All ExonV4 (51 Mb) enrichment kit with a paired-end (2 × 100)

S Fu, J Shao, C Paul, C Zhou, JS Hartung – BMC Genomics, (2017) Transcriptional analysis of sweet orange trees co-infected with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and mild or severe strains of Citrus tristeza virus Skip to main content. Advertisement. We are working on a new version of this page and we’d like your opinion. See an early preview or learn more. Biomed Central

박미나 – (2017) Characteristics of novel KCNQ4 variants showing a distinct hearing loss phenotype… [8]. Molecular genetic diagnosis Targeted exon sequencing of 129 reported deafness genes (TES-129) from two subjects (SB62-110 and SB155-271) was performed by Otogenetics (Norcross, GA, USA). The acquired reads were aligned Page 12. 3

PG Kopf, SK Park, A Herrnreiter, C Krause, BP Roques… – Endocrinology, (2017) Obligatory Metabolism of Angiotensin II to Angiotensin III for Zona Glomerulosa Cell-Mediated Relaxations of Bovine Adrenal Cortical Arteries… 6 cells) were placed in RNAlater and shipped to Otogenetics for RNA extraction, polyA cDNA preparation, Illumina library preparation, and Illumina HiSeq2000 sequencing. Using DNAnexus, the reads were aligned and assembled to the bovine reference transcriptome

AR Kim, J Chung, NKD Kim, C Lee, WY Park, DY Oh… – International Journal of …, (2017) The Analysis of A Frequent TMPRSS3 Allele Containing P. V116M and P. V291L in A Cis Configuration among Deaf Koreans We performed targeted re-sequencing to identify the genetic etiology of early-onset postlingual deafness and encountered a frequent TMPRSS3 allele harboring two variants in a cisconfiguration. We aimed to evaluate the pathogenicity of the allele. Among 88 cochlear implantees

X Deng, W Zou, M Xiong, Z Wang, JF Engelhardt… – Journal of Virology, (2017) Human Parvovirus Infection of Human Airway Epithelia Induces Pyroptotic Cell Death via Inhibiting Apoptosis Page 1. 1 Human Parvovirus Infection of Human Airway Epithelia Induces Pyroptotic Cell Death 1 via Inhibiting Apoptosis 2 3 4 Xuefeng Deng1, Wei Zou1, Min Xiong2, Zekun Wang1, John F. Engelhardt3,4, Shui Qing Ye2, 5

A Khalil, S Markowitz – US Patent 20,170,268,008, (2017) DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC TARGETING OF DNMT-1 ASSOCIATED RNA IN HUMAN CANCER A method for treating cancer in a subject in need thereof includes administering to cancer cells of the subject an agent effective to modulate the level of DNMT1-associated RNA and/or the interaction.

DB Wilburn, RC Feldhoff – bioRxiv, 2018 An annual cycle of gene regulation in the red-legged salamander mental gland: from hypertrophy to expression of rapidly evolving pheromones Page 1. – 1 – An annual cycle of gene regulation in the red-legged salamander mental gland: from hypertrophy to expression of rapidly evolving pheromones Damien B.

PD Zamore, X Xu, G Gao Transcriptome Profiling of Neovascularized Corneas Reveals miR-204 as a Multi-target Biotherapy Deliverable by rAAVs… RNA-Seq Mouse corneas representing three treatment groups were treated as above: non-treated (day 0), post-operative (day 5), and regression post-operative (day 15). Whole corneal tissues were sent on dry ice to Otogenetics (Atlanta, GA, USA)

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