Whole-genome sequencing in health care

van El, Carla G; Cornel, Martina C; Borry, Pascal; Hastings, Ros J; Fellmann, Florence; Hodgson, Shirley V; Howard, Heidi C; Cambon-Thomsen, Anne; Knoppers, Bartha M; Meijers-Heijboer, Hanne; Scheffer, Hans; Tranebjaerg, Lisbeth; Dondorp, Wybo; de Wert, Guido M W R
June 2013
European Journal of Human Genetics;Jun2013, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p580
Academic Journal
The article discusses the guidelines by the Quality Committee of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) on whole-genome sequencing (WGS) in health care. It states that WGS is used for diagnosing severely-ill infants who are in neonatal intensive care. It highlights the role of the Public and Professional Policy Committee (PPPC) and the recommendations by ESHG on minors' genetic testing.


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