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MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW | 02.07.18

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

“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 test is meant for healthy babies, as a supplement to existing screening tests…”