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The Ethical Hazards and Programmatic Challenges of Genomic Newborn Screening

Aaron J. Goldenberg, PhD, MPH; Richard R. Sharp, PhD
JAMA. 2012;307(5):461-462. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.68.
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Advances in next-generation sequencing technologies have the potential to spur better integration of genetic testing into patient care. Appropriate utilization of these technologies will require the capacity to manage, interpret, and communicate large amounts of personal genetic information.1 Because the clinical infrastructure necessary to support these activities is currently limited,2 it is likely that the earliest applications of whole-genome sequencing will be restricted to settings in which genetic testing is already a routine part of clinical or public health practice, such as state newborn screening (NBS) programs.

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