Newborn screening

newborn screeningSMA Europe is working with all stakeholders to advocate for newborn screening (NBS) for spinal muscular atrophy.

A number of initiatives have been undertaken, starting with an ENMC workshop on NBS which took place in May 2019. The aim of this workshop was to synthetise the available information on NBS technical, ethical, economical and practical aspects, and to identify the gap in current knowledge of patients identification and communication of diagnosis and treatment following NBS.

The resulting publication is available here.