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Inside Our Child’s Battle With Mitochondrial Disease


“Despite a beautiful pregnancy and delivery with every prenatal screening and precaution taken, Evan was born with mitochondrial disease.” Lindzi Scharf shares a personal essay on about her family’s diagnostic odyssey and how RCIGM offered a break-through diagnosis and, just as importantly, a personal touch.

October 20, 2020

AdventHealth to Leverage Rady Children’s Diagnostic Sequencing Approach for Critically Ill Kids

Clinical OMICs

Florida’s AdventHealth for Children and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) have announced a partnership that will bring rapid and ultra-rapid whole genome sequencing to help diagnose critically ill infants and children in AdventHealth’s intensive care unit with the aim of providing fast diagnoses of their conditions. AdventHealth to Leverage Rady Children’s Diagnostic Sequencing […]

October 5, 2020

Saving Baby Nathan

Clinical OMICs

California Medicaid’s pilot program Project Baby Bear delivers better outcomes at lower cost via rapid whole-genome sequencing of critically ill newborns

September 28, 2020

Rady Children’s Helps California’s Project Baby Bear Improve Outcomes, Save $2.5M

Clinical OMICs

Rady Children’s, Project Baby Bear provided diagnoses for 76 babies (43%) of those tested with rWGS. The testing led to a change in the management of 55 babies (31%) that resulted in fewer hospital days, fewer procedures or new therapies.

June 19, 2020

Rady Children’s Hospital reports double win, saving babies and cash

San Diego Union-Tribune

A pilot project aimed at extending rapid DNA-based diagnosis to infants with severe, but unexplained symptoms found answers for 76 different families across five California hospitals, according to a new report to be released by Rady Children’s Hospital today.

June 18, 2020

Plan Will Cover Whole Genome Sequencing for Ill Children

AIS Health (

Blue Shield of California has agreed to cover rapid and ultra-rapid whole genome sequencing for critically ill infants and children in intensive care who have unexplained medical conditions. The agreement — which will use testing at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, a center of excellence in genetic testing — likely will spur additional insurers […]

April 9, 2020

23 and Baby

Scientific American

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: We now have the ability to screen for thousands of genetic diseases in newborns.

January 10, 2020

2019: A Watershed Year for Genomics in Clinical Care

Clinical OMICs

Illumina CEO Francis deSouza opines that “2019 may well be remembered as the start of a new era of treatment for patients with genetic disease” and reflects on the significant advance seen in the past year.

January 9, 2020


Genetic Mutations In Father’s Sperm Can Predict Children’s Autism Risk

TIME Magazine

There’s no question that autism can be traced to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. One genetic contributor in particular has in recent years intrigued scientists studying autism: DNA mutations originating in fathers’ sperm.

December 23, 2019

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