UNC Planning Randomized Study of Whole-Exome Sequencing in 400 Newborns under New NHGRI Grant | GenomeWeb

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.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Browse our free articles
You can still register for access to our free content.

In Science this week: ancient Ethiopian genome indicates greater Eurasian backflow into Africa, sequencing to diagnose cutaneous T cell lymphoma, and more.

The US House of Representatives science committee has passed a bill to require NSF to ensure it only funds projects that are in the national interest.

DuPont teams with genome editing firm Caribou Biosciences for agricultural applications of the technology.

A blogger reviews her experience learning about her gut microbiome by shipping a sample to uBiome.

Sponsored by

This webinar will discuss the benefits of a rapid targeted next-generation sequencing (TNGS) panel, using dried blood spots, for second-tier newborn metabolic and hearing loss screening and its immediate utility for high-risk diagnostic testing in the neonatal intensive care unit. 

Sponsored by
Oracle Health Sciences

Brian Wells of Penn Medicine will detail how his team's "PennOmics" integrated healthcare data warehouse accelerates clinical trial recruitment at the point of care, accepts data from wearables, and does it all in a secure, HIPAA- and research-compliant fashion.