Taking Questions

In a chat on Twitter yesterday, users asked Stephen Kingsmore from the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospital questions about genetics and genomics in a pediatric setting. The questions came from other healthcare professionals as well as parents and others. Some asked about how sequencing is being rolled out to help diagnose or treat sick kids.

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