Lindsay Weekes sits near her 2-year-old son Quinlan Weekes who was born severely disabled due to an extremely rare genetic mutation diagnosed by WuXi NextCODE, through analysis of his genome. Photo: The Washington Post

China gains ground on US in genomics arms race, helping American doctors diagnose rare illnesses

How baby Quinlan’s extremely rare genetic mutation thrust his family into the centre of a global economic contest to push the limits of medicine

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Lindsay Weekes sits near her 2-year-old son Quinlan Weekes who was born severely disabled due to an extremely rare genetic mutation diagnosed by WuXi NextCODE, through analysis of his genome. Photo: The Washington Post
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