Nonprofits Seek to Add Angelman to Newborn Screening in N. Carolina

Nonprofits Seek to Add Angelman to Newborn Screening in N. Carolina

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Nonprofits Seek to Add Angelman to Newborn Screening in N. Carolina

Four foundations are collaborating to fund the addition of Angelman syndrome and other conditions caused by changes on chromosome 15 to Early Check, a free, voluntary study that screens newborn babies in North Carolina for rare diseases. These foundations include the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST), the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF), the Dup15q Alliance, and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR). “The Early Check program in North Carolina was designed to help rare conditions, like Angelman, Prader-Willi and…

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