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Toronto Study Questions ‘Reproductive Benefits’ of Newborn Genetic Tests

September 9, 2016

(The Toronto Star) – A majority of mothers ignore their newborn’s genetic screening results when deciding whether to get pregnant again, a new Canadian study suggests. The paper, published online Thursday in the journal Genetics in Medicine, questions the “reproductive benefits” of sharing certain genetic testing results with parents when “people don’t make use of the information or make inappropriate use of the information,” said Dr. Yvonne Bombard, a genomics health services researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital and lead author.

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