Next-Generation Gene Sequencing

What caused a 3-year-old to develop a rare form of cancer?
What is the best way to treat autism?
What is the likelihood that a particular child will develop heart disease later in life?

These are just a few of the mysteries scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) hope to solve using next-generation gene sequencing (NGS), an exciting new technology that gives scientists invaluable information about an individual’s health – and can lead the way to new treatments.

Related Centers and Programs: Division of Human Genetics