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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The September NICHD Research Perspectives features a discussion on an NICHD funded project to investigate genomic sequencing as a diagnostic tool to screen newborns for health disorders. On September 4, the NICHD and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) awarded $5 million to fund studies on the potential for the new technology. This month’s podcast is an excerpt from the news conference in which officials at the NICHD and NHGRI described this new project.

The September podcast is available at (MP3 - 8 MB) and the transcript at

Previous NICHD Research Perspectives are available at​hperspectives.  


About the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Institute’s Web site at  

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