Children's Mercy Team Tracks Genetic Factors Linked to Severe COVID-19, Other Viral Infections in Children At ACMG, researchers presented results from an ongoing effort using a growing sample collection to find genetic contributors to severe viral infections in children. Pacific Biosciences, Children's Mercy, Microsoft Collaborate on Rare Genetic Disease Diagnostics The organizations will apply PacBio's HiFi sequencing to a rare disease cohort whose genomes have not yet yielded causal variants by other methods. Children's Mercy Hospital Raises $16M for Pediatric Genomic Repository Initiative The effort, which will be the flagship project of the Children's Mercy Research Institute, aims to collect genomic data from 30,000 children and their families. POC Molecular Flu Tests Finding Resistance in Pediatrics Despite High Accuracy Premium A recent study established high sensitivity and specificity for three CLIA waived point-of-care molecular flu tests in pediatric samples. NSGC: Clinical Variant Interpretation Continues After Lab Reports Issued At the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting, a number of clinicians said they conduct their own investigations of variants in clinical lab reports. Aug 31, 2018 Hastings Report Decries Sequencing Healthy Children as BabySeq Projects Continue to Collect Data Premium Jan 15, 2018 Children's Mercy Kansas City Gets $150M Gift From Two Family Foundations Nov 3, 2016 Newborn Sequencing Study Leaders Grapple With Factors Limiting Uptake Premium Sep 30, 2015 Q&A: Stephen Kingsmore on Scaling Up Genome Testing at Rady Children's Hospital Premium Sep 30, 2015 Children's Mercy Team Improves Sensitivity, Time-to-Result, Scalability for Rapid WGS Test Premium Apr 28, 2015 Rapid Genome Sequencing of Infants in ICU Has High Diagnostic Yield, Changes Management for Many Premium Apr 9, 2015 Children's Mercy Joins U of Kansas Cancer Center NCI Consortium Dec 17, 2014 First Newborn Sequencing Study Gets FDA Green Light While Others Still Await Approval Premium Dec 3, 2014 Children's Mercy Study Assesses Clinical, Cost-Effectiveness of Diagnostic Exome, Genome Sequencing Premium Apr 2, 2014 Children's Mercy Hospital to Implement Faster STAT-seq Protocol in Advance of Study Premium Nov 6, 2013 Children's Mercy Hospital Launches Targeted NGS Test for Childhood Disorders Premium Oct 30, 2013 New Products: Children's Mercy's TaGSCAN; COSMIC Premium Sep 25, 2013 Children's Mercy Hospital Explores Rapid WGS for Newborn Screening, Disease Diagnosis Premium Sep 4, 2013 NIH Awards up to $25M over Five Years to Teams Testing Genome Sequencing in Newborn Screening Jul 25, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: 2013.07.25 Jan 28, 2013 Children's Mercy Lands $1M for Clinical Sequencing Center Oct 3, 2012 STAT-Seq Proof-of-Principle Study Shows Way Forward for Neonatal WGS in Clinic Premium Oct 3, 2012 Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing Used to Diagnose Infants with Genetic Disease Jul 18, 2012 Children's Mercy Using HiSeq2500 'STAT-Seq' Method to Diagnose Monogenic Disorders in the NICU Premium Jan 4, 2012 Sequencing Breaks into the Clinic in 2011, but Ethical, Regulatory, and Technical Hurdles Remain Premium Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.