NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released a joint policy statement detailing their latest recommendations for how genetic tests and newborn screening should be used in the care of children.

The new recommendations urge better education for healthcare providers about genetic tests and suggest engagement with parents is necessary for children to reap the greatest benefit from genetic tests and newborn screening.

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