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UCSF receives $4.5M to study value of gene sequencing in newborns
Date:9/5/2013

harmacogenomics is perhaps the most acceptable of tests that imply potential risk. Theres very little risk, and the possibility of great benefit, to knowing whether you will react to a drug or an anesthetic, and the only way to find out besides genetic screening is if youre in the operating room or have filled a prescription and you have a bad reaction.

The research team also intends to develop a participant protection framework for conducting genomic sequencing during infancy and will explore legal issues related to using genome analysis in newborn screening programs. Together, these studies have the potential to provide public health benefit for newborns and research-based information for policy makers.


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Contact: Kristen Bole
kristen.bole@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco
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