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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two years after the Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine in San Diego came into being, and a year after it hired clinical genomicist Stephen Kingsmore as its first president and CEO, the institute has launched a rapid genome sequencing test for critically ill newborns.

In addition, the institute is preparing to get several clinical trials and programs underway that will examine the benefits of clinical genome sequencing, and has formed a consortium with five other children's hospitals to advance genomic medicine in pediatrics.

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