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China has started collecting genetic information of newborn children

China has started collecting genetic information of newborn childrenThe database of the genome will help scientists to diagnose birth defects.

In China, on the initiative of Genetically Advisory Board and Children's Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai, a project to collect genetic information of newborn babies.

Scientists plan to gather 5 years more than a hundred thousand DNA samples newborns.

Chinese scientists, based on collected data, develop a standard procedure genetic testing of hereditary diseases, which will improve the identification and treatment of hereditary diseases.

President Juan hospital Hoyin stressed that early detection of genetic diseases could help doctors develop more effective treatment strategies and improve the quality of life of patients.

Also, embryonic genome database will help researchers in the study of embryos and birth defects diagnosis.

In China born each year with congenital about 900 thousand children.
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