Caught It

A genetic test offered as part of a trial found that outwardly healthy baby Cora had a disease-causing mutation, CBS News reports.

Cora's parents were offered the genetic scan as part of the BabySeq project a day after Cora was born. It found that she has a variant that leads to a partial biotinidase deficiency, which, if untreated, could lead to a drop in intelligence. Cora is now receiving a vitamin treatment, according to CBS News.

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