NIH studies explore promise of sequencing babies’ genomes

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http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/09/nih-studies-explore-promise-sequencing-babies%E2%80%99-genomes

Genes can tell us a lot, including disease predisposition and existing disorders. It becomes cheaper every year to sequence a person’s DNA, causing an inevitable question to arise: What if every baby had their genome sequenced just after birth? Two national institutes just put money toward exploring it as an option to complement existing screening programs.

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