Texas Adds SMA to Its Newborn Screening Program

Texas Adds SMA to Its Newborn Screening Program

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Texas Adds SMA to Its Newborn Screening Program

Newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is now offered to 85% of all annual births in the U.S., Cure SMA has announced. The milestone, which means that eight in 10 babies are getting tested at birth, was reached after Texas included the newborn screening on June 1, increasing the number of states with the screening to 37. “The addition of Texas to the states screening for SMA is a great milestone in our advocacy efforts…

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