BOSTON (GenomeWeb Daily News) – While panelists at a session at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting on Saturday said that the public is cautiously interested in including whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing as part of newborn screening efforts, there are concerns regarding privacy as well as the technologies' ability to meet the technical criteria required for such public health screening.

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