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NIH will award $25 million to projects looking at babies’ health
Modern Healthcare

The National Institutes of Health will award $25 million to four research projects that plan to look at how genomic sequencing in newborns may improve the health of babies.

In one of the projects, two researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital plan to analyze the risk and benefits of providing genome sequencing to newborns and then form clinical protocols addressing how physicians and other healthcare providers should use a baby’s genomic information.