25
September
2014
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02:00 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

Popular Science features the stories and science of our Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine

When Kira Walker was born, her parents and doctors knew she might have health issues.... Kira was exceptionally lucky to have landed at Children's Mercy. The hospital is one of a handful in the U.S. that can sequence babies' whole genomes in just a few days-a feat that two decades ago would have taken 10 years….They took samples of blood from Kira and her parents on a Thursday and sent them to the hospital's lab for sequencing. By Sunday evening, they had the results.

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Source: Popular Science