China to Establish Newborns, Embryos Genome Databases

August 8, 2016

(Xinhuanet) – A genome project for newborn babies was launched in Shanghai on Sunday, to aid the early identification and treatment of hereditary diseases. Jointly initiated by Chinese Board of Genetic Counseling and Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai, the project will carry out genetic testing on 100,000 newborn babies over the coming five years.