Genomic newborn screening: current concerns and challenges

The Lancet |
July 2023

A recent editorial by The Lancet dives into the debate on universal newborn sequencing. While using genome sequencing as a screening tool for newborns has the potential to offer a great deal of relevant health information, there are certainly ethical issues and other challenges that also need to be addressed. The BabySeq Project is cited as a study looking into such ethical, technical, and financial concerns.