ORLANDO, Florida (GenomeWeb) – Carrier results for newborns enrolled in the BabySeq project have led some parents to seek their own genetic testing in order to inform their reproductive plans, according to a presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting here today. In addition, the BabySeq study picked up many carrier variants in genes not covered by a commercial carrier screening test, suggesting that current screening panels might need to be expanded.

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