This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

  • Jeffrey R. Botkin, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah School of Medicine; Associate Vice President for Research Integrity, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Michele Caggana, Deputy Director, Division of Genetics; Chief, Laboratory of Human Genetics; Director, Newborn Screening Program; Head, Genetic Testing Section, New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center, Albany
  • Robert F. Vogt, Jr., Newborn Screening Branch, Division of Laboratory Sciences, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  • Ann Waldo, Senior Counsel, Genetic Alliance, Washington, DC

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not endorse the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Elena O. Nightingale, Scholar-In-Residence, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, she was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the institution.