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Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center
The Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center (GSPMC) at Children's Wisconsin works with the Human and Molecular Genetics Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin to help find answers where it often seems there aren’t any.
Giving hope when hope is scarce
The goal of genomic medicine is to test all genes at once, called genomic sequencing, in hopes that it will lead to a diagnosis and open up treatment options when traditional testing and treatment have failed.
The genomic medicine team at Children’s Wisconsin uses genomic sequencing, also known as DNA sequencing, as a tool to help find answers. When doctors have performed test after test with no clear diagnosis, we often are able to help.
Groundbreaking research leads to an unexpected discovery
Our team of experts was one of the first in the nation to use genomic sequencing to diagnose and treat a child for his undiagnosed genetic condition. After he spent years in the hospital a very sick boy, our team was able to define his rare disorder and develop a treatment plan that allowed him to walk out of the hospital and home to his family.
Our program provides services to individuals with unidentified complex health problems thought to have genetic causes. Some of our services are:
- Medical evaluations
- Pre-test education
- Genome sequencing
- Result education
- Treatment planning
The GSPMC team at Children’s Wisconsin is dedicated to working with patients and their families to find solutions to problems that can so often make families feel helpless.
The specialists in our program use their expertise to uncover genetic mysteries. There is information hidden in DNA that can help us diagnose and treat genetic conditions. With genomics, we have a fully integrated process to educate families, analyze the genome and explain results to families and their physicians.
Our doctors also are on staff at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, allowing them to diagnose and manage pediatric and adult genetic conditions. Our physicians are clinicians who see genetics patients and are molecular genetics experts trained in the interpretation of genomic information.
Genomics in the news
As the field of genomics grows, we are learning more about how our genetic code affects our lives. To help you learn more, we’ve put together a list of videos that will help you learn about our program and the field of genomic medicine.
The Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center is located in the Genetics Center on level 1 of the Curative Care Network building, across the parking lot from Children's Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Enter the north door (which faces the Children's Wisconsin parking structure), and take the elevator to level 1.
We also see Genomic Medicine patients at Children’s Wisconsin specialty clinic in New Berlin.
Parking: Free parking is available in the Children's Wisconsin parking structure and the surface lot at Children’s Wisconsin specialty clinic in New Berlin. A voucher for free parking is available at Curative.