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Connie Marshner at the Federalist wonders whether the pilot projects examining newborn genome sequencing are harbingers of a mandatory program.

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The study appears to be the only one of four that has launched 15 months after the awards were made, which may or may not be related to FDA oversight of the projects.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement to serve as the exclusive collaborator with China's National Health and Family Planning Commission to create and implement a newborn screening training program focused on rural China.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer has signed an agreement to serve as the exclusive global distributor for Sebia's Capillarys 2 Neonat Fast system for labs conducting newborn screening.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Minnesota House of Representatives yesterday followed the Minnesota Senate's lead by passing a bill (SF 2047) that would undo the state's current newborn screening policy and would enable researchers to access test results indefinitely without specified parental or guar

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill that would enable the state's Department of Health (MDH) to retain newborn bloodspot samples and related data indefinitely, a change that would restore a state policy that was overturned by a state court three years ago.

Name: Bartha Knoppers
Title: Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University

A study surveying Canadian adults about their perception and willingness to participate in newborn screening programs either based on current targeted panels, or potentially using whole-genome or exome sequencing, has found that significantly fewer people would be willing to part

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has received a $12.5 million contract from the National Institutes of Health to continue operating a center focused on supporting newborn screening research projects.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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