By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, May 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While newborns are only screened for about 60 treatable conditions, there are hundreds of genetic disorders that have targeted treatments.

Now, a national survey of experts in rare diseases found the vast majority support DNA sequencing in healthy newborns.

Testing, surveillance and treatment options exist for over 600 genetic conditions. This includes a growing number of devastating childhood diseases that now have targeted treatments that sometimes offer permanent cures. 

“Early identification of infants who are at risk for genetic disorders can be lifesaving and screening has the potential to improve health care…


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