National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Workshop: Next-Generation Screening – The Promise and Perils of DNA Sequencing of Newborns at Birth

Washington, D.C.
June 7, 2023
10:15 am
National Academy of Sciences Building
  • Robert C. Green, MD, MPH
Empirical Data on the Path to Universal Newborn Sequencing

Newborn sequencing experts participated in a full-day workshop examining the utility of DNA sequencing in newborns. The workshop addressed the current state of newborn sequencing as well as relevant expected benefits, harms, and ethical considerations in six sessions.

Session I: Opening Remarks & Keynote

  • 9:05 – 9:30 AM: Panel of Discussants (Ellen Wright Clayton, Robert C. Green, Crystal Grant, Mike Hu) moderated by Karen Weck

Session II: Lessons Learned from Newborn Genomic Testing and Screening

  • 10:15 – 10:30 AM: Robert C. Green, MD, MPH presented on the BabySeq Project his talk “Empirical Data on the Path to Universal Newborn Sequencing”

Session III: Implementing Newborn Sequencing at Scale – Health System Challenges & Opportunities

Session IV: Deploying Newborn Sequencing Responsibly and Equitably

Session V: How Will Newborn Sequencing Change the Trajectory of Precision Health?

Session VI: Final Reflections