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Sequencing Baby Genomes

Routinly sequencing the genes of newborns to guide their healthcare might be a revolution in medicine. According to Science magazine, there's just one problem: not many parents want their children's gennomes sequenced. programs like BabySeq in boston are intended to screen a baby's genes for mutaitons that may lead to childhood disease. Many families who declined to participate cited the logistics of frequently coming to the hospital, cncerns over privacy, and fear of insurance discrimination.