DNA continues to revolutionize our lives, from unearthing a family lineage on Ancestry.com to finally getting to the bottom of decade-old “unsolved” mysteries. In the healthcare space, the advancements in obtaining and assessing DNA have helped us better understand our bodies and health futures, and now it’s starting on the very first day of our lives. The U.S. National Institutes of Health is now exploring DNA sequencing to screen newborn babies for additional genetic abnormalities and disorders that would likely complement, but not replace, the current routine blood tests. But how telling are these tests?

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