Neonatologists are responsible for the care of newborns who have a wide variety of critical illnesses, including complications of multiple congenital anomalies. This review article provides an overview of state-of-the art information on the diagnosis and management of a number of genetic disorders frequently encountered in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The latest diagnostic tool for children who have unknown syndromes (array comparative genomic hybridization) as well as Internet-based search engine databases that can be accessed from the NICU are examined.

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