Prenatal Enrollment Yields Faster Results from Newborn Screening

Prenatal Enrollment Yields Faster Results from Newborn Screening

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Prenatal Enrollment Yields Faster Results from Newborn Screening

Prenatal enrollment of newborns for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) screening leads to faster results than recruitment after birth, according to findings from an Early Check pilot study in North Carolina. While most results were obtained within a timeframe that would allow treatment to begin before symptom onset — key to achieve better outcomes —  the data highlighted the need for further optimization to offer pre-symptomatic treatment to all newborns, the researchers noted. These findings may help inform…

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