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'NOVA' to Feature Advanced Genetics Research at Medical College, Children’s Hospital

The PBS science series focuses on efforts begun here to use sequencing of up to the whole genetic code of a patient to develop treatments for debilitating and life-threatening conditions that other methods cannot explain.

By Maureen Mack_West

The world’s first clinical genetics DNA sequencing program, housed at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, will be featured in a new episode of “NOVA” produced by PBS.

The presentation airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Milwaukee Public Television (Channel 10).

The program explores how researchers, using techniques developed here, are examining patients' entire genetic codes to get at the causes of diseases that no other medical technologies can explain.

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