May 17, 2021  |  Presentation

Genomic Answers for Kids

Short-read genome-wide sequencing for molecular diagnosis has revolutionized pediatric rare disease care in the past decade. However, most families remain without specific knowledge of the cause of their child’s illness. We seek to understand how long-read sequencing (HiFi sequencing) and functional genomics can fill the gaps and identify most causes of genetic disease. Dr. Pastinen describes a health-system-wide initiative to translate the latest research approaches to end the diagnostic “odyssey” affecting rare disease families, observing an expanded range of variation and enhanced interpretation of known variation by integrating HiFi data to unsolved rare disease cases.

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