Faster DNA Technology Solves Mystery On What Ails Baby Patrick

Faster DNA Technology Solves Mystery On What Ails Baby Patrick

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DNA sequencing found that Patrick's tumors were caused by a mutation in the PDGFRB gene that he inherited from Melissa, seen here with Patrick in the fall of 2011. Doctors say while they can't stop Patrick’s tumors from growing, they could prevent the mutation from being passed on to future children. Patrick remains a happy, healthy child even with his condition, says Melissa.