TITLE

HEEL STICKS

AUTHOR(S)
DIGITALE, ERIN
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Stanford Medicine;Spring2013, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the expansion of the newborn blood-spot screening which was started in the U.S. in 1966. It says that the newborn screening is relying on mass spectroscopy, which is a technology used for the measurement of specific metabolic products in the blood. However, the interpretation of the data involving the individual genetic variations, coupled with the understudying of the human genome is the biggest ethical questions faced by the n newborn screening.
ACCESSION #
86444288

 

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