Newborn sequencing in genomic medicine and public health

Jonathan S. Berg, Pankaj B. Agrawal, Donald B. Bailey, Alan H. Beggs, Steven E. Brenner, Amy M. Brower, Julie A. Cakici, Ozge Ceyhan-Birsoy, Kee Chan, Flavia Chen, Robert J. Currier, Dmitry Dukhovny, Robert C. Green, Julie Harris-Wai, Ingrid A. Holm, Brenda Iglesias, Galen Joseph, Stephen F. Kingsmore, Barbara A. Koenig, Pui Yan KwokJohn Lantos, Steven J. Leeder, Megan A. Lewis, Amy L. McGuire, Laura V. Milko, Sean D. Mooney, Richard B. Parad, Stacey Pereira, Joshua Petrikin, Bradford C. Powell, Cynthia M. Powell, Jennifer M. Puck, Heidi L. Rehm, Neil Risch, Myra Roche, Joseph T. Shieh, Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Michael S. Watson, Laurel Willig, Timothy W. Yu, Tiina Urv, Anastasia L. Wise

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The rapid development of genomic sequencing technologies has decreased the cost of genetic analysis to the extent that it seems plausible that genomescale sequencing could have widespread availability in pediatric care. Genomic sequencing provides a powerful diagnostic modality for patients who manifest symptoms of monogenic disease and an opportunity to detect health conditions before their development. However, many technical, clinical, ethical, and societal challenges should be addressed before such technology is widely deployed in pediatric practice. This article provides an overview of the Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health Consortium, which is investigating the application of genome-scale sequencing in newborns for both diagnosis and screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20162252
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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