Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine launch a new clinical genomic sequencing program to help patients with an undiagnosable condition


Known disease-causing gene variants have been found in about 35% of children with severe developmental and severe childhood diseases. Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine researchers, Dr. Hugo J. Bellen, Dr. Richard Gibbs, and Dr. Katherine Y. King have launched a new genomic sequencing initiative to identify the genetic mutations and the underlying mechanisms responsible for the remaining two-thirds of severe pediatric conditions. 

This transformational project is made possible by a two-year grant (potentially extendable) from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and is an extension of national collaborative initiatives such as the National Institutes of Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and the Genomics Research to Elucidate the Genetic of Rare Diseases programs (GREGoR).

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