By Monica Heger

This story was originally published Aug. 5.

Children's Mercy Hospital is in the midst of a clinical trial to validate a sequencing-based diagnostic assay for 592 childhood diseases that it expects to complete by September, offer to physicians within the hospital by October, and launch more broadly by 2012.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.