Casting a Wider Net for Genetic Diseases

March 23, 2018

While breakthroughs in the ability to diagnose newborns with genetic diseases continues to expand in scope and fall in cost, the extent of newborn screening varies state-by-state. Nevertheless, the improving affordability of newborn screening is expanding access to these tests for parents seeking them. We spoke to Eric Schadt, CEO of Sema4, about the changing landscape for newborn screening, the company’s Natalis test, and how far off we are from routine screening of newborns with comprehensive genetic sequencing.

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