Food for Thought
Food for Thought – December 8, 2014 Edition
Following genomic sequencing, the researchers were able to arrive at a molecular diagnosis for 45 percent of the 100 families studied, or 53 of 119 affected children. In 15 families with acutely ill children who received accelerated sequencing, 11, or 73 percent, received a diagnosis. Of 85 families of children with nonacute diseases, 34, or 40 percent, received a diagnosis. In older children whose conditions had not been diagnosed, early initiation of
genetic sequencing could have cut the wait for a diagnosis by approximately 77 months, or more than 6 years, the authors noted.
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