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What is the Cytogenomics Array Group?

The Cytogenomics Array Group (CAG) began as an informal network of colleagues in North and South Carolina (originally the "Carolinas Array Group") formed to exchange information between laboratories regarding constitutional microarrays and rare case findings. In order to facilitate this exchange, we created a web-accessible database (CAGdb) to house each laboratory’s abnormal cases, which could then be freely shared in a de-identified fashion with all participating laboratories. CNV details, interpretation comments, parental and other follow-up data, and clinical features (all fully stripped of patient identifiers) are collected and shared for each case in this site. This database provides a useful laboratory tool to track experience with in-house microarray cases, network with colleagues, and to share experience with rare findings. Additionally, this resource is meant to facilitate submission to other larger-scale data collections in order to aid in syndrome discovery efforts and make information on rare cases more broadly available. Participating laboratories are encouraged to submit data to NCBI’s ClinVar project ( through ISCA data collection ( With laboratory permission, all cases, or any subset of selected cases, in the CAGdb will be reformatted and submitted to NCBI on that laboratory’s behalf. We encourage participation from any interested laboratories and invite suggestions for improvement of the functionality of the project. This is operated as a non-profit resource through the Fullerton Genetics Laboratory at Mission Health System and is freely available to all participants.

For more information about participation in the Cytogenomics Array Group and this database, please contact site administrators at or Hutton Kearney, Ph.D. at or Pablo Sagaribay at .

CAG Scientific Advisory Board

  • William P. Allen, MD, FACMG
    Clinical Geneticist
    Fullerton Genetics Center
    Mission Health Systems
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Alka Chaubey, PhD, FACMG
    Assistant Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory
    Greenwood Genetics Center
    Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Kathleen Kaiser-Rogers, PhD, FACMG
    Assoc. Director, Cytogenetics
    Laboratory Professor
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics
    UNC Health System
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Hutton M. Kearney, PhD, FACMG
    Co-director, Cytogenetics Laboratory
    Division of Laboratory Genetics
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, Minnesota
  • Michael Lyons, MD, FACMG
    Clinical Geneticist
    Greenwood Genetics Center
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Catherine Rehder, PhD, FACMG
    Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory
    Assoc. Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
    Duke University Health System
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Cynthia Powell, MD, MS, FACMG
    Clinical Geneticist
    Assoc. Professor, Division Chief
    Pediatric Genetics/Metabolism
    UNC Health System
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Sarah South, PhD, FACMG
    Medical Director, ARUP Laboratories
    Cytogenetics, Microarray, Genetic Processing
    Assistant Professor, Dept. Pediatrics and Pathology
    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jim Stavropoulos, PhD, FCCMG
    Co-Director, Cytogenetics
    Department of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine
    The Hospital for Sick Children
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Jim Tepperberg, PhD, FACMG
    Director, Cytogenetics
    Laboratory Corporation of America
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Karen Tsuchiya, MD, FCAP
    Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory
    Seattle Children's Hospital
    Assoc. Professor, Laboratory Med.
    University of Washington Medical Center
    Seattle, Washington
  • Daynna J. Wolff, PhD, FACMG
    Director, Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics Laboratory
    Professor, Path. and Laboratory Med.
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina

Meeting/hotel registration at the site below.

Program agenda now availble.

Program Agenda »

The Cancer Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC) has scheduled its 6th summer meeting which will be held in conjunction with the Cytogenomics Array Group (CAGdb) meeting. The joint conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Denver, Colorado on August 3-5, 2015.

From the CGC website:

The Early-Bird Registration Deadline is June 1.


On behalf of the Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC) and the Cytogenomics Array Group (CAGdb), it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 2015 Summer Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This is the preeminent annual gathering for medical and clinical laboratory specialists who are interested in the use of genomic techniques for diagnostic testing and translational research applications.

The abstract submission deadline is March 9th, 2015. Both Cancer and Constitutional abstracts will be accepted, reviewed and published in the Cancer Genetics journal.

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new “Outstanding Trainee Award”. The award will be given for the best abstract submitted by a trainee; the trainee will have the opportunity to present their work at the meeting.

Make plans now to join your colleagues from around the world who are interested in applying genomic microarray analysis and massively parallel sequencing to healthcare.

For more information, go to »

We look forward to seeing you in Denver.


Daynna Wolff, PhD, FACMG
Conference Chair

Hutton Kearney, PhD, FACMG
CAGdb Coordinator