newborn screening

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.

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.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.