The selection was made by the Genomic Medicine Working Group of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), which consists of leading geneticists. In selecting the top 10, this working group looked at the impact on health care, both for individuals and for national policy. The knowledge obtained must therefore be widely applicable. This is an important recognition for the balanced and socially responsible way in which the NIPT (non-invasive prenatal test) has been introduced in the Netherlands.
A big compliment to the NIPT consortium and all partners who contributed to this!
The publication referred to is: TRIDENT-2: National Implementation of Genome-Wide Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing as a First-Tier Screening Test in the Netherlands. Van der Meij, K.R.M., et al. (2019). Am. J. Hum. Genet. 105, 1091–1101. More information about this publication can be found here.