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Newborn screening in the genomics era: are we ready for genome sequencing?

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Recent advances in next generation sequencing (NGS) could potentially revolutionize newborn screening, the largest public health genetics program in the United States and around the world.  Over the last five decades, newborn screening has grown from screening for one condition (phenylketonuria (PKU)) in one state, to nationwide screening for at least 31 severe but treatable Read More >

Posted on by Alison Stewart, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ridgely Fisk Green, Carter Consulting, Inc., and Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease and Stuart K. Shapira, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities2 CommentsTags