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News Releases from Funded Research Centers: NIH Newborn Screening Grants

Newborn baby feet and letters of A, T, C, G.Pilot projects to examine sequencing newborns' genomes are being funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), both parts of the National Institutes of Health.

The awards will fund studies on the potential for genome and exome sequencing to expand and improve newborn health care. Genomic sequencing examines the complete DNA blueprint of the cells, and exome sequencing is a strategy to selectively sequence exons, the short stretches of DNA within our genomes that code for proteins.

Read the NHGRI Relsease: NIH program explores the use of genomic sequencing in newborn healthcare

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Posted: September 30, 2013