Genome Sequencing For Babies Brings Knowledge And Conflicts : Shots – Health News : NPR

Genome Sequencing For Babies Brings Knowledge And Conflicts : Shots – Health News : NPR.

Genome sequencing deciphers an individual’s entire genetic code. The price of doing this has been dropping quickly, raising the possibility that sequencing can become more common than ever before. That includes the possibility of sequencing all babies when they’re born.

Sequencing an individual’s genome at birth would enable doctors to screen for far more genetic conditions than they do now. The hope is that it would catch more rare genetic conditions early, and help doctors prevent more complications and many deaths……

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