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Healthy Kids Magazine

DO LOR E S ,

S E BAS T I ANA’ S

MOT H E R

“She is

progressing, and

every day that we

don’t see a seizure is a

good day

.”

150

Number of families who

have received rapid whole

genome sequencing

for their children since

2016 in Rady Children’s

Institute for Genomic

Medicine research studies.

11,000

(or 3%)

Babies born each year

with genetic diseases that

leave doctors puzzled or

unable to diagnose with

traditional testing.

4

Days it took for the

team at Rady Children’s

Institute of Genomic

Medicine to sequence

Sebastiana’s genome. A

decade ago, the same test

would have taken weeks

and cost $10 million.

Fast Facts