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2-Day, $13K Sequencing IDs Genetic Diseases in the NICU

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Thursday, October 4, 2012
According to the March of Dimes charity, 10 percent to 15 percent of all newborns are admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Many of those babies suffer from genetic disorders. In fact, Stephen Kingsmore told reporters at a press conference, at his hospital – Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City – "the leading cause to admission to a neonatal intensive care unit is an illness that is likely to be genetic."

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