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This article is part of the supplement: Beyond the Genome 2011

Open Access Invited speaker presentation

Next-generation clinical sequencing in a children’s hospital

Stephen Kingsmore

  • Correspondence: Stephen Kingsmore

Author Affiliations

Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA

Genome Biology 2011, 12(Suppl 1):I9  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-s1-i9

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://genomebiology.com/2011/12/S1/I9


Published:19 September 2011

© 2011 Kingsmore; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Invited speaker presentation

Next-generation sequencing and analysis tools are reaching the mature stage at which mentioning their usefulness for clinical testing is not an oxymoron. Indeed, next-generation clinical sequencing has the potential to transform children’s health care, because inherited illnesses account for much of the childhood disease burden. I will discuss the first year of the integration of genomic medicine for Mendelian diseases at Children’s Mercy Hospital.