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For 51 years, newborn babies have gotten a heel-prick test in which their blood is screened for dozens of congenital diseases. Routine newborn baby screening has basically eliminated the risk of death or irreversible brain damage that some of these disorders can pose if they are not identified right away. Even though, it has brought about and is bringing great controversies in this field. Last December, Mercy Childrens Hospital of Kansa released its results of genome sequencing for sick new born babies on Science Translational Medicine.