UAMS to dedicate resource at genetics library

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is preparing to dedicate the receipt of new resource materials for patients with genetic disorders.

    The 2 p.m. Friday ceremony is to take place at the UAMS Genetics Clinic. The center is stocked with materials bought through a $30,000 donation from a charity founded by Kye Masino, an eighth-grader from Hot Springs.

    Kye founded the Kye-YAC International charity, which raises funds for programs that benefit young people.

    The clinic offers evaluation, testing, genetic counseling and patient care for adults and adolescents with genetic disorders.

    Masino is a home-schooled student and has an interest in genetics. He founded the charity in 2009 with the aim of helping young people. The charity has donated more than $100,000 over the past three years.

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