Children’s Hospitals Incorporating Genomic Testing
November 7, 2016
(U.S. News & World Report) – It is still in its infancy, but a genomic medicine revolution is underway in leading children’s hospitals, transforming the diagnosis and treatment of a growing list of childhood ailments, researchers said Friday. Three decades after researchers first reported genetic variations in leukemia patients that markedly influenced the course of their disease, scientists are delving deeper. They have shown that cancers once thought to be a single disease are many – their differences decided by distinct genetic mutations. They have begun to use this information to guide treatment.