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Personalized Genomics Dramatically Aids Intellectual Disability Diagnosis

May 27, 2016

(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) – New findings from clinical studies lead by scientists at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, and the University of British Columbia, show the life-altering benefits of genome-wide sequencing for children with certain kinds of intellectual disabilities. The results from this study were published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine through an article entitled “Exome Sequencing and the Management of Neurometabolic Disorders.”

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