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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rady Children's Hospital San Diego said today that it is launching a pilot project, funded with $2 million from the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal), to offer rapid whole-genome sequencing for critically ill newborns.

The program, dubbed "Project Baby Bear," will provide rapid WGS as a first-line diagnostic test for newborns in the intensive care unit at four participating hospitals in California.

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