A New DNA Test Will Look for 190 Diseases in Your Newborn’s Genetic Code

February 7, 2018

(MIT Technology Review) – Using a swab of saliva from a newborn’s cheek, a new DNA test will probe the baby’s genes to search for 193 genetic diseases, like anemia, epilepsy, and metabolic disorders. The $649 test is meant for healthy babies, as a supplement to existing screening tests.

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