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Landscape Analysis of Whole Genome Sequencing and New Born Screening


Students will collaborate to develop a document that outlines the current policy, research, and practice landscape of Whole Genome Sequencing for New Born Screening. Students will have the opportunity to conduct a thorough review of the existing literature and consult with relevant stakeholders to synthesize a clear and concise report. The document will provide a broad overview of the various policies, programs, and research initiatives that exist within this field, as well as identify any gaps or challenges that may exist in the ethical consideration of its applications. The document should also include recommendations for future action or research directions. This landscaping document will assist Illumina as a starting point for further policy development or research planning, as well as possibly be shared with governments, non-profit organizations, or academic institutions to inform their decision-making processes.

Project Leads: Nita Farahany, J.D., Ph.D. And Michael “Buz” Waitzkin J.D.

Project Manager: Esko Brummel M.A.

View the team’s project poster here: NBS_WGSPoster.pptx