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Fast genetic sequencing saves newborn lives

By two months of age, the boy was near death. He had spent his entire short life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, while physicians tried to work out the cause of his abnormalities. When his liver failed in April 2013, the medical staff warned his parents that the outlook was grim.

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Source: Nature