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January 13, 2016

Study suggests whole genome sequencing should be primary genetic test for patients

A new study compared standard genetic testing to whole genome sequencing in 100 patient cases at SickKids and found that whole genome sequencing identified genetic variants that could help with diagnosis in more than a third of the patients.

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December 22, 2015

SickKids gives gift of sight in time for Christmas

For Zachary, Christmas came early this year, when he received the gift of sight at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). On Dec. 7, he became one of the first three patients at SickKids to receive laser refractive surgery, commonly known as laser eye surgery.

December 22, 2015

The man behind the train: Volunteer delivers joy to SickKids year round

The SickKids train is a miniature locomotive on an elevated track that travels along a loop 175 feet long. For almost a decade Keith has been the man behind the SickKids train. He generously dedicates his time to ensuring that the train is always in working order.

December 21, 2015

It’s been a great year at SickKids! Join us as we roll back the months and celebrate our highlights from 2015

It's the end of another great year at SickKids! Check out some of our highlights and milestones from 2015.

December 21, 2015

Clean Hands Prevent Harm: Meet the artists behind our new hand hygiene posters

Learn more about the artists behind our new hand hygiene campaign, Clean Hands Prevent Harm.

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December 17, 2015

Response to Justice Susan Lang’s Review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory

SickKids welcomes today’s release of Justice Lang's independent review of the Motherisk Drug Testing lab. The health and wellbeing of children and families will always be core to the mission of SickKids.

December 16, 2015

When to take your child to the ED and when to stay home

A Perspective from Dr. Stephen Porter, Staff Physician in Emergency Medicine at SickKids.

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December 10, 2015

SickKids first to remove duplicated gene using CRISPR

CRISPR is being called a game changer. A new study led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) shows how researchers used CRISPR to remove a duplicated gene from a genome. This is the first time this has ever been done.

December 1, 2015

A dose of love: Patients get a behind-the-scenes tour of the SickKids Pharmacy Department

On a typical day, 12-year-old Isabella Lamanna takes at least four different medications. Isabella got the chance to take a rare behind-the-scenes look at the SickKids pharmacy as part of an interactive patient tour organized by the Department of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Child Life Services.

December 1, 2015

SickKids informs policy efforts to combat childhood cancer in low-and middle-income countries

The latest Disease Control Priorities 3rd Edition (DCP3) volume on cancer gathers essential information on effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, feasibility and affordability of a range of interventions to provide evidence-based guidance to decision makers worldwide. Dr. Sumit Gupta, Staff Oncologist and Clinician Investigator at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), is a chapter author.

November 27, 2015

Congratulations to our SickKids staff members who’ve received awards, honours and appointments

In September, October and November, members of the health-care and science communities are recognized for their achievements and contributions.

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November 25, 2015

Targeting cancer at its roots: researchers find the shape of DNA can affect the ability of brain tumour cells to grow

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancerous brain tumour in adults and remains one of the most difficult of the cancers to treat. New research led by SickKids has found clues to how glioblastoma and possibly other cancers proliferate.

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