A Blog by Carl Zimmer

Genomes From Birth: My New Piece for Slate

Genetic testing for individual disorders was once the brave new world, but now it’s a familiar routine of having a baby. But what about looking over a baby’s entire genome? As the price for sequencing DNA crashes, it’s becoming a real possibility. At Slate, I write a new study in which the genomes of 240 babies will be sequenced, and researchers will see whether how that avalanche of data affects their medical care. Check it out.

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