newborn screening

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.

The so-called ACT sheets are one pagers that guide doctors on what to do after receiving a genetic test results for a patient. 

This One Too, Please

Parents are lobbying for more states to add adrenoleukodystrophy to newborn genetic screening tests, NPR reports.

Last week, the company launched whole-genome sequencing of children for customers of its ViaCord cord blood and tissue banking business.

The investment bank, which maintained its $60 price target for the company's stock, said it is looking for signs of revenue acceleration.

Sequencing the genomes of newborns is still a contentious undertaking with technical and ethical hurdles, although for sick infants, it has been successful. 

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.