HHS Secretary Recommends Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

On July 2, 2017, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar approved a recommendation for genetic screening of all newborns for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The approval follows a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children to add screening for SMA to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). The RUSP is a list of disorders that HHS recommends states screen for as part of their state universal newborn screening programs.

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Topics: Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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