Nonprofits Working to Add PWS to Newborn Screening in North Carolina

Nonprofits Working to Add PWS to Newborn Screening in North Carolina

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Nonprofits Working to Add PWS to Newborn Screening in North Carolina

Four organizations have joined efforts to fund the addition of Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and Dup15q syndrome to the Early Check newborn screening panel in North Carolina. The initiative is led by the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST), and Dup15q Alliance. Despite their different symptoms, Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), Angelman syndrome, and Dup15q syndrome are all genetic diseases linked by disruptions in chromosome 15. “This project will provide the…

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