Sequencing to Save Lives
Rapid Precision Medicine is no longer an academic exercise. It’s a reality that is transforming the lives of babies and children in intensive care at Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego.
Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, president and CEO, talks about Rapid Precision Medicine.
Delivering Precision Medicine
A world-class team of researchers at the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine has engineered a Rapid Precision Medicine (RPM) program that is decoding rare childhood diseases using rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS) to enable early diagnosis and targeted medical treatment of the most fragile young patients.
The Institute is scaling up the RPM program and expanding the use of rWGS to children’s hospitals nationwide. The goal is to make genetic screening fast, easy and routine for diagnosing and managing care of critically ill babies and children everywhere.