Newborn Screening, A Lifesaving Test

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Elisa is a mother, blogger, singer, and ardent Phenylketonuria (PKU) awareness advocate. PKU is an inherited disorder which can cause intellectual disability if left untreated. Treatment for PKU involves following a strict diet which can...

Sequenced at Birth: A New Era in Newborn Screening?

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Every year, millions of babies are born in the United States. Before leaving the hospital, all babies are routinely screened for selected inherited and congenital conditions using a few drops of blood from the newborn’s...