October 8th, 2012

Healing of Girl Triggers New Genetic Research Center for Children

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It's not exactly a cure, but it's close enough to strike viewers of a video about the topic as miraculous. The Translational Genomics Institute (TGen) — which has a laboratory on the Mayo Clinic campus in Scottsdale, Ariz. — announced Friday that it will open a new Center for Rare Childhood Disorders…"We envision a center that leverages today's genomic technology toward diagnosing children with a baffling array of seriously disabling, and often lethal, symptoms for which there is no known cause or treatment, let alone cure," TGen president Jeffrey Trent said in his announcement.

 

Post-Bulletin by Jeff Hansel

Tags: Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, Dr. Jeffrey Trent, Genomics, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Post Bulletin, Translational Genomics Institute

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