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Genome Clinic

Centre for Genetic Medicine, 525 University Avenue, Suit 925

About the Clinic

The Genome Clinic at SickKids is devoted to discovering new diagnostic and treatment options for paediatric disease. Some children who enroll in the clinic will already have had genetic tests in an attempt to uncover what is causing their specific illness. The genome clinic is implementing the use of a new genetic test that will look at all the genes not just a few. This testing is called whole genome sequencing (WGS) and SickKids is the first to use such testing to help diagnose existing paediatric health conditions, make better predictions of disease progression, and guide treatment choices for your child.

In The News 

Read about our genome project in the Toronto Star article SickKids genome project opens door to more treatment options.

Parental Consent Form 

Find the Parental Genetic Analysis Consent Form (pdf).

Coming to a clinic appointment

It's important to come prepared and be on time for a clinic appointment. Visit Coming for Clinic Appointments to read appointment guidelines that are applicable for most clinical appointments at SickKids.

You’ll find information on how to prepare and what to bring, what to do if you/your child are sick before your appointment or you need to cancel,  and important things to know about the SickKids philosophy.

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