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Project Baby Bear

Led by Rady Children’s and funded by the State of California, Project Baby Bear provided rapid Whole Genome Sequencing for infants hospitalized in intensive care while yielding life-changing benefits and saving $2.5 million in medical costs.

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Public Health Bills

Inspired by Project Baby Bear’s success, legislation has been introduced in Congress, and in several states, to make rapid Whole Genome Sequencing a covered benefit for babies enrolled in public health programs.

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State Projects

Inspired by the success of Project Baby Bear, other states are following with their own programs to publicly fund rapid Whole Genome Sequencing for infants.