Sequencing Newborns: A Call for Nuanced Use of Genomic Technologies

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Josephine Johnston, LLB, MBHL, Director of Research and Research Scholar, The Hastings Center Affordable genome sequencing has led some to suggest that all newborns be sequenced at birth, setting the stage for a lifetime of medical care and self‐directed preventive actions tailored to each child’s genome. As part of the NSIGHT studies, funded by NIH, this...