NIH to host session on newborn genomic sequencing findings

Media invited to attend

Researchers will review findings on implications for health and care of newborns at the final public session of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health (NSIGHT) program. NSIGHT investigators will present their work addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the possible use of genomic sequence information for the care of newborns.

Topics include:

how can genomic sequencing replicate or augment known newborn screening results?

what knowledge could genomic sequencing provide about conditions not screened for in newborns?

what additional clinical information could be learned from genomic sequencing relevant to the clinical care of newborns?

WHAT: NSIGHT researchers present genomic research findings on implications for health and care of newborns

WHEN: June 24, 2019 1:30-5:15 p.m. EST

WHERE: 1st floor conference room, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892
*All attendees must have a valid photo ID to enter the building.

WHO: Anastasia Wise, Ph.D., Program Director in the Division of Genomic Medicine is available to comment on the research.

CONTACT:

If you are interested in an interview with Wise about NSIGHT or you would like to attend the session, please contact NHGRI press team at [email protected] or 301-480-5289 for more information.

About the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI):

NHGRI is one of the 27 institutes and centers at the NIH, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The NHGRI Division of Intramural Research develops and implements technology to understand, diagnose and treat genomic and genetic diseases. Additional information about NHGRI can be found at http://www.genome.gov.

About the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): NICHD conducts and supports research in the United States and throughout the world on fetal, infant and child development; maternal, child and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit NICHD’s website https://www.nichd.nih.gov.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): The National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 institutes and centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.

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