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Chinese parents can now decode the genomes of their
healthy newborns, revealing disease risks as well as the
likelihood of physical traits like male-pattern baldness.
A Boston-based DNA sequencing com-
pany is o;ering to decode the complete
genomes of newborns in China, leading
some to ask how much parents should
know about their children’s genes at birth.
Veritas Genetics says the test, ordered
by a doctor, will report back on 950 serious early- and later-life disease risks, 200
genes connected to drug reactions, and