Scientists with the Scripps Translational Science Institute recently published results from their Molecular Autopsy Study in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.
They reported finding likely or plausible causes for previously unexplained sudden deaths in 10 out of 25 cases reviewed as part of the ongoing clinical trial.
Numerous media outlets have reported on these initial results:
Read the San Diego Union-Tribune article: Pioneering Project Yields Answers to Unexpected Deaths
Read the GEN magazine report: Molecular Autopsies ID Genetic Suspects in Cases of Sudden Death
Listen to the KPBS radio report: Genetic Testing Can Explain Some Sudden Deaths (But not All)
The ScienceDaily report, "Scientists Use 'Molecular Autopsies' to Find Clues to Sudden Death," is not available at this time.
Read the GenomeWeb article: Preliminary Results Show Some Promise for Scripps Exome Sequencing Molecular Autopsy Approach