“Bringing cutting-edge genetic testing to help diagnose health problems in children from diverse NYC families”

NYCKidSeq is a new research study exploring whether a type of genetic testing, called “genome sequencing,” is more useful than traditional genetic testing in finding the genetic causes of health problems in children. Sometimes children who are sick for reasons health care providers don’t understand can get a diagnosis from genome sequencing. Genome sequencing is the most advanced form of genetic testing available today. We are working to make genome sequencing for children and young adults more accessible, useful, and easier for families to understand.