Sequencing newborns: A call for nuanced use of genomic technologies

A new special report of the Hastings Center Report calls for nuanced use of sequencing technologies as the cost of these technologies decreases. The authors highlight the economic costs for interpretation of the data and psychosocial costs of predicting one’s life plans depending on genetic tests. While they concede the use of genome-wide sequencing, they argue that it should not be implemented as routine infant primary care.