2016

New Study Identifies Which Physical Features Are Best Indicators of Down Syndrome in Diverse Populations

The study, led by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, used an objective digital facial analysis technology developed by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System to identify the most relevant facial features characteristic in Down syndrome in diverse populations from 12 countries. This NHGRI study is the first to compare and contrast Down syndrome across diverse populations.

Home-Based Working Memory Training Reduces Neurocognitive Effects of SCD

Home-based, computerized working memory (WM) training reduces the neurocognitive effects of sickle cell disease among school-aged youths, helping them achieve demonstrated improvements in verbal and visual WM – even if kids complete as few as 10 sessions, according to a research study led by Children’s National Health System.

Children's National Health System to Collaborate with the Regeneron Genetics Center in a Large-Scale Whole Exome Sequencing Research Study of Undiagnosed Diseases

Children's announces the launch of a major three-year research study of undiagnosed diseases in partnership with the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC, a subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.). The RGC will conduct whole exome sequencing, which looks at all the protein-coding DNA in a genome, for patients in the study.