Newborn Screening Pilot for SMA in Belgium Grows Into Official Program

Newborn Screening Pilot for SMA in Belgium Grows Into Official Program

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Newborn Screening Pilot for SMA in Belgium Grows Into Official Program

A pilot newborn screening (NBS) program for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) that started in Liège province has transitioned into an official, government-run program spanning Southern Belgium. Its architects described their experience, highlighting concepts that may be useful for creating similar programs, as well as problems that arose and how they were addressed. “Our project confirms that a pilot program can be rapidly transitioned into the official NBS program,” the researchers wrote. The study, “Three years pilot…

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