DNA sequencing in newborns reveals years of actionable findings for infants and families

Brigham and Women's Hospital |
June 2023
Press Release

“By screening apparently healthy newborns, entire families were alerted for the first time that dangerous but treatable genetic variants were present,” said corresponding author Robert C. Green, MD, MPH, a physician-scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, who leads the BabySeq Project. “We were stunned to see that with no specific guidance from the study, newborn sequencing prompted life-saving actions among several mothers.”