Author Archives: Alice Melão

ArcherDX Enters Newborn Screening Market with Baby Genes Acquisition

ArcherDX is expanding its product portfolio with newborn and screening tests to identify carriers of genetic variants linked to different disorders, including cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, and fragile X syndrome. The company has acquired the genetics-based personalized medicine laboratory Baby Genes, which will operate under…

NY Study Shows Feasibility and Benefits of SMA Newborn Screening

A population-based study conducted in the state of New York demonstrates the feasibility and benefits of newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Supported by these findings, researchers recommend adding SMA genetic tests to the national recommended uniform screening panel. The study, “Pilot study of population-based newborn…