Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Survey: Benefits of SMA Newborn Screening Outweigh Disadvantages

The benefits of newborn screening (NBS) for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) outweigh its disadvantages and challenges, according to a survey of parents and healthcare providers of screen-positive newborns in Australia. Notably, both groups supported the implementation of a newborn screening program, as well as its equal access across the…