Rapid NICU Sequencing

Researchers led by Stephen Kingsmore from Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., argue in Science Translational Medicine that the neonatal intensive care unit is a suitable spot to adopt genomic medicine. "For neonatal genetic diseases without effective therapeutic interventions, of which there are many, timely diagnosis avoids futile intensive care and is critical for research to develop management guidelines that optimize outcomes," the researchers write.

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