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Next-generation clinical sequencing in a children’s hospital

  • Stephen Kingsmore1
Genome Biology201112(Suppl 1):I9

https://doi.org/10.1186/1465-6906-12-S1-I9

Published: 19 September 2011

Next-generation sequencing and analysis tools are reaching the mature stage at which mentioning their usefulness for clinical testing is not an oxymoron. Indeed, next-generation clinical sequencing has the potential to transform children’s health care, because inherited illnesses account for much of the childhood disease burden. I will discuss the first year of the integration of genomic medicine for Mendelian diseases at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Children’s Mercy Hospital

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© BioMed Central Ltd 2011

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