Staffordshire news and blogs Sunday 21 January 2018


Blog feature
Most people in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy

5 Dec 17

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

There is currently no routine screening programme for SMA in the UK which is an inherited neuromuscular disorder with a wide spectrum of severities and is a leading genetic cause of infant death worldwide.

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