newborn screening

The molecular test detects a form of herpes virus that can infect newborns and cause deafness.

The study provided whole-exome diagnostic sequencing for 106 newborns with hearing loss while also offering optional screening results for genes associated with childhood-onset conditions.

Regenerative therapeutics company StemCyte will offer Fulgent's Beacon Expanded Carrier Screening and Newborn Genetic Analysis testing services.

Two thirds of families who attended enrollment sessions signed up, but those who did not voiced concerns about privacy, discrimination, and return of results.

The startup's first test focuses on diagnosing 60 conditions for which treatment is available.

Michigan Radio reports that a parent there has filed a lawsuit over its newborn screening program.

At the ACMG meeting, Cynthia Morton said that several projects, including her team’s SEQaBOO study, are exploring the utility of genomic testing in newborn hearing screening.

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services is one of two partners in Acute Care Genomics, which is testing DNA from critically ill infants and kids across Australia.

The $649 NGS test screens for 193 disorders, can be ordered online, and is designed to supplement standard state newborn screening services. 

Wider Screen

Sema4 announces a new test to look for more diseases among newborn's genes, Technology Review reports.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.