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Texas adds SMA to Newborn Screening Program
June 2, 2021 by Mark Fisher

Big news and we mean BIG. This week, Texas added spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) to its newborn screening program. That means the Lone Star State joins 32 other states who screen all babies for SMA!


Each year 12,000 babies are born with a condition, such as SMA, that would have gone undetected if not for the Newborn Screening Program. Newborn screening is the most effective way to spot diseases early so babies can receive the life changing and lifesaving treatment they need, when they need it. Newborn screen truly saves lives! 


Check out the map below to see where your state stands.


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