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03/12/2018

Fast genome tests are diagnosing some of the sickest babies in time to save them

External Link - Source: MIT Technology Review

Genetic diseases are the leading cause of death for infants in North America, affecting an estimated 4 percent of newborns. So while the work at Rady is still in the research stage, costing the hospital about $6,000 per baby, the hope is that it could lead to a standard medical test with the potential to save thousands of lives.

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