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Q&A: Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium

Dr. Gunter Scharer, medical director of the Children's Minnesota genomic medicine program, tells us more about genomic medicine and explains what parents need to know about the new Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium.

For Health Professionals

Our genetic counselors are available to help you determine whether a genetic consultation may be helpful. Children's Physician Access is available 24/7 with a representative on the line throughout the call to assist with referrals, consultations and admissions and to provide general information.

Meet the Team

When you want answers, you want to talk to experts. They work as a team to evaluate, diagnose, and treat your child. And every family who comes through our clinic door at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota meets with a genetic counselor as well as a board certified geneticist or advanced practice registered nurse with additional training in genetics.

Outcomes and research

At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference in the care of our patients. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens, to developing new pain management approaches and adopting cutting-edge technologies, our research is completely kid and family-focused.

Conditions and Services

At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's genetics clinic, we specialize in helping children with complex needs and birth defects on every step of their journey. We help families searching for the causes of their child's medical problems as well as those who have already received a specific diagnosis and are looking for support and treatment.

Andrews journey: a life of great purpose and meaning

Andrew Schmidt was the first person in Minnesota to be diagnosed with Pallister-Killian syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes cognitive delays.