Medicine’s David Hackney explains how having more data on genome sequencing can lead to higher counseling levels for patients

Genome sequencing identified variants in fetal structural anomalies

MedPage Today: In a prospective cohort analysis, genome sequencing of the fetus and both parents in pregnancies with structural malformations identified a causal genetic mutation in almost one-fifth of instances. David Hackney, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, explained that having more data can lead to a higher level of counseling for patients. “I would be surprised if 5 to 10 years from now, whole genome isn’t what we’re doing with those fetal cases,” he said.