Inherited Diseases Found Sooner in Newborns With Gene-Test Speed

Inherited Diseases Found Sooner in Newborns With Gene-Test Speed

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An unidentified sick baby is seen at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Scanning the DNA of sick infants using a new speed-reading method can diagnose rare genetic disorders in two days instead of weeks, according to research that brings gene mapping a step closer to everyday hospital use.