Report of two cases of Schaaf-Yang syndrome: Same genotype and different phenotype

Clin Case Rep. 2023 Jul 30;11(8):e7753. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.7753. eCollection 2023 Aug. ABSTRACT We report two, genotypically identical but phenotypically distinct cases of Schaaf-Yang syndrome and propose the early use of Genome Sequencing in patients with nonspecific presentations to facilitate the early diagnosis of children with rare genetic diseases and improve overall health care outcomes. PMID:37529132 […]

Rapid Whole-Genomic Sequencing and a Targeted Neonatal Gene Panel in Infants With a Suspected Genetic Disorder

JAMA. 2023 Jul 11;330(2):161-169. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.9350. ABSTRACT IMPORTANCE: Genomic testing in infancy guides medical decisions and can improve health outcomes. However, it is unclear whether genomic sequencing or a targeted neonatal gene-sequencing test provides comparable molecular diagnostic yields and times to return of results. OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of genomic sequencing with those of a […]

Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing for Diagnosis of Single Locus Genetic Diseases in Critically Ill Children

Methods Mol Biol. 2023;2621:217-239. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2950-5_12. ABSTRACT Upon admission to intensive care units (ICU), the differential diagnosis of almost all infants with diseases of unclear etiology includes single locus genetic diseases. Rapid whole genome sequencing (rWGS), including sample preparation, short-read sequencing-by-synthesis, informatics pipelining, and semiautomated interpretation, can now identify nucleotide and structural variants associated with […]

Automated prioritization of sick newborns for whole genome sequencing using clinical natural language processing and machine learning

Genome Med. 2023 Mar 16;15(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s13073-023-01166-7. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Rapidly and efficiently identifying critically ill infants for whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a costly and challenging task currently performed by scarce, highly trained experts and is a major bottleneck for application of WGS in the NICU. There is a dire need for automated means to […]

Scalable, high quality, whole genome sequencing from archived, newborn, dried blood spots

NPJ Genom Med. 2023 Feb 14;8(1):5. doi: 10.1038/s41525-023-00349-w. ABSTRACT Universal newborn screening (NBS) is a highly successful public health intervention. Archived dried bloodspots (DBS) collected for NBS represent a rich resource for population genomic studies. To fully harness this resource in such studies, DBS must yield high-quality genomic DNA (gDNA) for whole genome sequencing (WGS). […]

25: A Multicenter Cohort Analysis of Rapid Genome Sequencing in the PICU

Critical Care Medicine 51(1):p 13, January 2023. Genetic disorders contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality in pediatric critical care. Diagnostic rapid whole genome sequencing (rWGS) has dramatically impacted care in neonatal intensive care units (ICU). There remains a population of undiagnosed patients with rare genetic diseases who present critically ill to the pediatric ICU (PICU) […]

Breaking Barriers to Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing in Pediatrics: Michigan’s Project Baby Deer

Children. 2023; 10(1):106. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10010106 ABSTRACT The integration of precision medicine in the care of hospitalized children is ever evolving. However, access to new genomic diagnostics such as rapid whole genome sequencing (rWGS) is hindered by barriers in implementation. Michigan’s Project Baby Deer (PBD) is a multi-center collaborative effort that sought to break down barriers to […]

Rapid genome sequencing identifies novel variants in complement factor I

Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2022 Dec 28;8(7):a006239. doi: 10.1101/mcs.a006239. Print 2022 Dec. ABSTRACT Complement factor I deficiency (CFID; OMIM #610984) is a rare immunodeficiency caused by deficiencies in the serine protease complement factor I (CFI). CFID is characterized by predisposition to severe pneumococcal infection, often in infancy. We report a previously healthy adolescent […]

Phenotypic screening models for rapid diagnosis of genetic variants and discovery of personalized therapeutics

Mol Aspects Med. 2022 Nov 18:101153. doi: 10.1016/j.mam.2022.101153. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Precision medicine strives for highly individualized treatments for disease under the notion that each individual’s unique genetic makeup and environmental exposures imprints upon them not only a disposition to illness, but also an optimal therapeutic approach. In the realm of rare disorders, […]

Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing in Critically Ill Neonates Enables Precision Medicine Pipeline

J Pers Med. 2022 Nov 18;12(11):1924. doi: 10.3390/jpm12111924. ABSTRACT Rapid genome sequencing in critically ill infants is increasingly identified as a crucial test for providing targeted and informed patient care. We report the outcomes of a pilot study wherein eight critically ill neonates received rapid whole genome sequencing with parental samples in an effort to […]

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