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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Screening

lab 2aCurrently, Spinal Muscular Atrophy is not a condition for which genetic screening is offered. In May 2013, the UK National Screening Committee (the UK agency that advises government ministers on the viability, effectiveness and appropriateness of screening programmes) announced a national consultation on genetic screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy which runs until August 2013. See below for a link to the consultation and the expert review.

The UK NSC Policy on Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

(PDF Document)Expert Review for Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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