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February 26, 2021

Defying all the textbooks: How SickKids used whole exome sequencing to diagnose a patient’s rare condition

Isla Simmons, 3, was a medical mystery for the first year of her life. As her family and clinical team navigated a complex journey to identify and treat her rare condition, they ultimately turned to whole exome sequencing, a comprehensive genetic test, to help put the clues together.

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February 25, 2021

Four leading children’s hospitals announce IPCHiP, a collaborative to develop new treatments for paediatric diseases

The partnership’s first project will be a genomic study of infant epilepsy and other hospitals are expected to join the partnership in the future.

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February 24, 2021

New study will examine if inequities are contributing to an increased risk of COVID-19 within the Black Canadian population

The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), is providing $1.2 million in funding for a study investigating how many people in Black Canadian communities have had SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and the risk factors associated with both contracting the infection and having poor outcomes, including hospitalization and death.

 

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