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Virtual Behind-the-Scenes at Children’s Mercy Research Institute

Did you know that if your DNA was unwound and linked together, and then put end-to-end, it would stretch over 110 billion miles? This means your DNA could stretch from the earth to the sun and back about 600 times.

At Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI), researchers are studying these long strands of human DNA sequences and developing groundbreaking individualized therapies and treatments that are transforming the lives of children with special health care needs and rare diseases.

We invite you and your family to join us for a behind-the-scenes look at CMRI, where we’ll hear more about their newly opened facility, their research efforts and the impact CMRI will have on our community and region. 

Date: Thursday, June 17

Time: 4 to 5 p.m. Central

Since Children’s Mercy knows all about making experiences for children comfortable, this is a family-friendly opportunity for all ages. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance. We will email Microsoft Teams information at least one hour prior to registered attendees. 

Questions? Contact Sidney Peterson at or 816.627.3414. 



About Children’s Mercy Research Institute:

The mission of the Children’s Mercy Research Institute is to accelerate transdisciplinary research that improves the health and wellbeing of children everywhere.

The Institute’s nine-story, 375,000 square foot building supports a collaborative approach to research, fostering a partnership among healthcare professionals, researchers, patients and families. A new addition to the Kansas City skyline, the building reminds passersby of the critical work being done right in the heart of downtown Kansas City. The window configuration features different colors that represent the genetic anomalies found in the DNA of children with specific rare diseases.

The CMRI’s new building was made possible by generous philanthropic donations including the largest one-time gift ever made to a children’s hospital for pediatric research.