Genetic Sequencing Urged for Any Child With Developmental Delays

Genetic Sequencing Urged for Any Child With Developmental Delays

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Genetic Sequencing Urged for Any Child With Developmental Delays

Any child who experiences developmental delay or intellectual disability by age 18 should undergo genetic sequencing as a first- or second-line diagnostic test, according to new guidelines published by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). Such genetic sequencing also should be done for infants with congenital anomalies that appear within the first year of life, the ACMG is urging. These new recommendations were met with praise by the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation, which…

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