From a Small Bit of Blood, Questions Arise | GenomeWeb

Newborns in the United States are routinely tested for certain conditions including metabolic and other disorders, and with advances in whole-genome sequencing, researchers and others wonder whether that approach will soon be incorporated into newborn screening programs to detect an even greater range of diseases.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

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The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

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