DNA Study Seeking Answers for Sudden Unexplained Death

Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has launched a clinical trial, the Molecular Autopsy Study. Researchers conducting the study hope that DNA sequencing can, for the first time, determine the root cause of sudden unexpected death in many families.

The launch of a Scripps Translational Science Institute study seeking the genetic causes of sudden unexplained death generated coverage by a number of media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, U-T San Diego and KPBS.


“Someday, the reason why people die suddenly will not be a mystery,” STSI director Eric Topol, MD, told the Los Angeles Times.


Read the Los Angeles Times article: Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people


Read the U-T San Diego article: ‘Molecular autopsy’ examines unexplained deaths


Read the KPBS article: Scripps Researchers Use DNA To Explore Mystery Of Sudden Death


Read the GenomeWeb article: Scripps, San Diego Medical Examiner to use WGS to Solve Unexplained Deaths


Read the MedCityNews article: Topol and San Diego coroner turn to genetics to understand sudden, unexplained death


The 10News report, "Researchers Delve into Mystery of Sudden Deaths Among Young and Healthy," is not available at this time.

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