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The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

An editorial appearing in JAMA says that an amendment to the newborn screening law could hamper public health investigations.

The company recently launched a next-gen sequencing newborn screening panel, targeting 89 genes that have been linked to more than 60 metabolic conditions.

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.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.