Author Archives: Catarina Silva, MSc

New Test Screens 420 Genes for Markers of SMA, Other Diseases

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced a new test it says will allow reproductive health researchers to efficiently screen 420 genes for markers of several disorders, including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The new approach combines several stand-alone tests into a single assay. There are several different tests available for diagnosing…

New SMArtCARE Online SMA Registry Will Gather Patient Data

Researchers have developed a platform called SMArtCARE that allows prospective monitoring of all spinal muscular atrophy patients regardless of their current treatment. The technology has the potential to shed new light on the disease’s natural history and medication’s influence. A description of the project was published in…