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Last Posted: Jan 30, 2024
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Newborn sequencing is only part of the solution for better child health.
Luca Brunelli et al. Lancet Reg Health Am 2023 9 100581

From the abstract: "Our analysis of more than 130 million births in the United States between 1959 and 1995 shows that traditional NBS led to improvements in infant mortality and health equity only when it was implemented in association with measures to improve healthcare access for children. We suggest that the new genomic NBS will lead to better child health only when the same degree of attention devoted to genomic technologies will be directed to the promotion of public health measures that facilitate access to high-quality healthcare for all children."

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