Many parents reluctant to test newborn DNA for disease risk

October 2016

A family that had participated in the BabySeq project shares their experiences about getting their baby’s full genome test results back that showed a mutation in the elastin proteins (elastin helps heart muscles bend and stretch). The father of the baby states “.. I think the biggest regret would have been had something happened down the line and we went to a doctor and then realized that that could have been found out in the genetic testing that we turned down by being naive. That would have been stupid, you know, very foolish – so no, no regret.”

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