Saliva Samples Can Help Diagnose SMA, Study Demonstrates

Saliva Samples Can Help Diagnose SMA, Study Demonstrates

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Saliva Samples Can Help Diagnose SMA, Study Demonstrates

Genetic analysis of dried saliva spots identified people with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a study demonstrated and possibly for the first time. The scientists noted that this noninvasive and low-cost, alternate method of genetic screening may be suitable for programs held in schools or workplaces without the need for blood collection, or samples can be sent by courier to enable remote diagnosis and eliminate clinical visits. The study, “Detection of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patients Using…

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