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KMBC 9: 'They deserve it.' Children's Mercy first in the world to use advanced technology to identify rare diseases

KMBC Dr. Pastinen

By Rebecca Gannon

It's a breakthrough for a rare disease diagnosis, and it has wide-reaching impacts on children from Canada to Puerto Rico and beyond. And it's all because of the Children's Mercy Research Institute in Kansas City.

The work in the Children's Mercy Research Institute lab is more than vials and samples. It is hope and answers.

"The Genomic Medicine Center at Children's Mercy has been doing cutting-edge genomic diagnostics in children for over ten years," explained its director, Dr. Tomi Pastinen. "In the last four years, we've adopted the most advanced genomic sequencing technology, first in the world for diagnosis of children with rare diseases," he continued.


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