Better screening for deadly genetic diseases

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One in 100 babies worldwide is born with a disease caused by a single gene, according to the World Health Organization. Two genetics companies—Counsyl and GoodStart Genetics—are now using low-cost sequencing as a way to provide a more comprehensive look at parents’ genes than has previously been available. The companies hope to better inform prospective parents about hidden single-gene diseases and potentially reduce their incidence.

Read the full article here: Better Screening for Deadly Genetic Diseases

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