Two out of every 100 children are born with a physical disability or developmental delay, many of which are genetic.
Revolutionary genomic sequencing and analysis techniques pioneered at HudsonAlpha are now being applied to those children in a clinical and research program that inspires hope that diagnoses, and possibly treatments, are in reach.
The Hope for Children Fund was established by the HudsonAlpha Foundation to bring genomic sequencing to patients and families outside of North Alabama.
David and Miranda Ainsworth spent eight years on a quest to find the cause of their daughter’s developmental delays.
Despite visits to multiple physicians and multiple misdiagnoses, they still didn’t know the true reason for Anna Brooke’s condition. That finally changed when Anna Brooke was enrolled in HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s childhood genomic sequencing program. The goal of the program is to look within a patient’s DNA to find the cause of their condition.
Read Anna Brooke’s full story here.
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Contact the HudsonAlpha Foundation for more information on how to support the Hope for Children Fund and learn about HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s research.