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Pioneering genome sequencing study links rare genetic changes to congenital cardiac condition (Thursday, September 20, 2018)
In a remarkable new genetic discovery, researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and SickKids have found strong evidence that rare DNA variations can lead to Tetralogy of Fallot.
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SickKids team launches expanded and updated CALIPER app and website (Thursday, September 20, 2018)
A diagnostic tool used to better understand blood test results for children, has expanded to enhance clinical interpretation of almost all clinically important blood tests. CALIPER contains “normal” blood test results from healthy children, called reference intervals, which are used as a benchmark to determine whether a patients’ results are within the expected range.
SickKids patient Stella and her dog Thor
Celebrating a legacy of science, discovery, innovation and learning, the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning marks five years (Monday, September 17, 2018)
It was five years ago that the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning opened its doors to over 2,000 researchers, trainees and staff. Today, it lays the foundation for excellent patient care at SickKids, attracts the world’s best researchers, runs leading-edge facilities and conducts innovative interdisciplinary research.
SickKids appoints Interim President and CEO (Wednesday, September 5, 2018)
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Naylor, MD, DPhil, to the position of Interim President and CEO at SickKids. Dr. Naylor will assume the interim role on Oct. 1, following the departure of Dr. Michael Apkon, who is leaving SickKids for a CEO role in the United States.
Children's bone cancers could remain hidden for years before diagnosis (Thursday, August 30, 2018)
Researchers at SickKids and Wellcome Sanger Institute UK discovered large-scale genetic rearrangements in Ewing Sarcomas and other children’s cancers, which can take years to form in bone or soft tissue. This study will help unravel the causes of childhood cancers and raises the possibility of finding ways to diagnose and treat these cancers earlier.

SickKids in the headlines

Prom night at SickKids allows patients to experience coming-of-age experience (The Globe and Mail)

SickKids patients get dressed up for Prom (CTV Toronto)

THC-containing cannabis oil shows promise for treating Dravet syndrome epilepsy (Canadian Press via National Post)

‘It’s life changing’: Mom credits new cannabis oil study with helping daughter’s epilepsy (CBC.ca)

Cannabis oil with THC may help treat kids with severe epilepsy (CTV National News)

What is your earliest childhood memory? (CTV Toronto)