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Pediatrics. 2019 Jan;143(Suppl 1):S1-S5. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-1099B.

Ethical and Psychosocial Issues in Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for Newborns.

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Bioethics Center, Children's Mercy Hospital and University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri


In this article, I review some of the ethical issues that have arisen in the past when genetic testing has been done in newborns. I then suggest how whole genome sequencing may raise a new set of issues. Finally, I introduce a series of other articles in which the authors address different controversies that arise when whole genome sequencing is used in the newborn period.


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POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST: The author has indicated he has no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

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