Infant Screening Programs Provide Big Boost for Burgeoning Field of Genetic Research

In an iHealthBeat Special Report, three experts in the field of genetics discussed the early stages of new efforts involving the care of newborns with heritable diseases.

The American College of Medical Genetics has launched a national newborn genetic screening program that aims to facilitate data collection and establish and maintain a long-term follow-up database.

The Special Report includes comments from:

  • Susan Berry, division director for Genetics and Metabolism in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota;
  • Piero Rinaldo, co-director of the biochemical genetics lab at the Mayo Clinic; and
  • Mike Watson, executive director of the American College of Medical Genetics (Rebillot, iHealthBeat, 8/13).

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