Children's Mercy Hospital Launches Targeted NGS Test for Childhood Disorders | GenomeWeb

Children's Mercy Hospital has launched a next-generation sequencing-based test that assesses the coding regions of 514 genes implicated in more than 750 severe childhood-onset diseases.

In a platform presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics conference last month, Sarah Soden, medical director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at CMH, presented data from 107 patients with neurodevelopmental disorders who had been screened with either the panel, exome sequencing, or whole-genome sequencing.

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