Genomic research services
Children's Mercy is dedicated to becoming a leader in pediatric translational research – studies that translate medical research into better ways of treating sick kids. This commitment to translational research is leading to new breakthroughs in treating, diagnosing and preventing complex childhood diseases that, in turn, transform the lives of kids in our community and around the world.
The Center performs genomic tests for internal and external investigators and takes a broader "integrated genomics" approach to difficult-to-understand diseases. The Genomic Medicine Center's unique integrated genomics approach:
- Combines numerous next-generation sequencing methods to understand the underlying biology of a given sample
- Allows for a deeper investigation into the relationship between DNA and inherited diseases
- Explores methylation and its potential role in the biological processes behind some rare conditions
- Examines expressed RNA to provide clues on what cells in the body are involved, as well as disease progression and severity
- Combines whole genome sequence data with additional data to provide more insight on a disease so physicians can enhance the treatments available to sick children
The different types of sequencing, testing and specimen options that are offered by the Genomic Medicine Center may be viewed here. If interested in a research collaboration with the Center, please contact GenomicsResearchCore@cmh.edu.