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Volume 12 Supplement 1

Beyond the Genome 2011

Open Access

Next-generation clinical sequencing in a children’s hospital

  • Stephen Kingsmore1
Genome Biology201112(Suppl 1):I9

Published: 19 September 2011


Health CareAnalysis ToolDisease BurdenClinical TestingMature Stage

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

Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, USA


© Kingsmore; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2011

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