Author Archives: Somi Igbene PhD

Alabama Joins 42 US States in Screening Newborns for SMA

  The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has announced that spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is now among the list of disorders being routinely screened in newborns. Testing infants for the disorder began on Feb. 14, the ADPH stated in a press release.   SMA was added to the state’s newborn…