Genetic sequencing unlocks DNA mutations and saves lives

Aired: 5/13/2016 | 0:06:05 | Clip
Every year, thousands of young people who seemed otherwise healthy die suddenly. The reason sometimes is long-rooted, secret gene mutations passed down through the generations. Doctors at the Scripps Translational Science Institute are using gene sequencing and “molecular autopsies” to uncover these hidden mutations and allow patients to take preventative action. David Wagner of KPBS reports.