This is the fourth in a series of profiles of centers awarded grants this year by the NIH under the Genomic Sequencing and Newborn Screening Disorders research program.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina will embark next year on a study of the value of whole-exome sequencing for routine newborn screening, splitting a cohort of 400 babies into two groups: one, a set of infants from healthy pregnancies, and the other, a group with either a positive result after receiving current standard newborn screening or a suspected genetic disorder.

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