The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy was the first genome center in the worldinside a children's hospital. It is also one of the first to focus on genome sequencing and analysis for inherited children's diseases.
While most genome centers focus on research, the Center
for Pediatric Genomic Medicine develops new clinical tests as a
starting point for next-generation medical treatments to improve
outcomes in patients at Children's Mercy and around the world. Learn more about TaGSCAN, STAT-Seq and exome sequencing »
Genomic Medicine Staff
Our staff includes PhDs, MDs and RNs experienced in genome analysis. Team members feature board-certified clinical molecular geneticists, genetic counselors, bioinformatics experts, and pediatricians representing every subspecialty at Children's Mercy. Meet our team »
- Time magazine recently named our rapid whole genome sequencing approach a top medical breakthrough of 2012.
- We developed three new clinical translational programs for next-generation medical treatments.
- Our team collaborates with pediatric specialties to quickly diagnose genetic conditions.
- We provide the fastest whole-genome analysis in the world, STAT-Seq, which decodes a newborn's genome in less than 50 hours.