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New Genetic Test Diagnoses Rare Childhood Diseases

A powerful new genetic test that scans for rare childhood diseases is providing faster and more conclusive results than ever before. The test examines the entire genome to identify the single gene mutation that led to the disorder. When Calvin Lapidus was eight months old, his mother Audrey suspected he was not developing normally, even though his doctors said he was.   “By eight months he wasn’t sitting up on his own," she recalled. "He wasn’t rolling over on his own...

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