Survey Says Parents Less Keen to Participate in Genome Sequencing-based Newborn Screening | GenomeWeb

A study surveying Canadian adults about their perception and willingness to participate in newborn screening programs either based on current targeted panels, or potentially using whole-genome or exome sequencing, has found that significantly fewer people would be willing to participate in genome sequencing-based screening than current NBS programs.

More of the survey respondents also believe that parents have less of an obligation to participate in such genomic testing than they do in current newborn screening efforts.

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