Full Genome Sequencing for Newborns Raises Questions

Testing every newborn for a raft of known genetic risks is technologically feasible. Some worry the results could do more harm than good. Michelle Huckaby Lewis, a trained pediatrician and lawyer who researches genetics policies at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, worries that could cause problems. “The genetics and subspecialty workforces will not be staffed adequately to meet the growing demand”

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