COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – Genomic autopsies have been able to offer definitive genetic diagnoses in a handful of cases of perinatal death, according to the University of South Australia's Alicia Byrne.

In Australia, there are some 2,500 perinatal deaths each year, and Byrne noted that while current approaches can point to a congenital abnormality in some cases of perinatal death, they cannot say what caused that abnormality to occur.

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