NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Center and Genome Quebec have partnered to launch a pediatric clinical genomics center that will seek to develop new diagnostics for children with genetic diseases.

Genome Quebec said on Monday that the center, located in Montreal at Saint-Justine UHC, will aim to improve care for sick children by using genome sequencing to improve diagnosis and prevention efforts in early childhood.

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