Free DMD Newborn Screening Now Offered at Boston Hospital

Free DMD Newborn Screening Now Offered at Boston Hospital

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Free DMD Newborn Screening Now Offered at Boston Hospital

CureDuchenne has teamed up with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, to launch the nation’s first free newborn screening initiative for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The partnership establishes Brigham and Women’s as the only U.S. birth hospital to offer parents the choice of screening their new baby for DMD, according to a press release from CureDuchenne, which notes that the disease is not part of the current Massachusetts newborn screening program. “Identifying an affected child early…

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