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World View Newborn Screening Congress

May 5, 2022

World View Newborn Screening Congress

Consortium on Newborn Screening in Africa: news from Nigeria
Newborn
13 Jul 2021

Consortium on Newborn Screening in Africa: news from Nigeria

Nigeria is severely burdened by Sickle Cell Disease, with an estimated of 150,000 babies born with SCD each year. Many infants do not reach adolescence, however about 70% of deaths could be prevented with low-cost diagnostic and treatment plans. In her presentation, Professor Obiageli Nnodu discusses the future hopes for Nigeria, including ongoing newborn screening projects and learning ways to develop and expand screening programs.
SMA Europe launches whitepaper
Newborn
01 Dec 2021

SMA Europe launches whitepaper

The European Alliance for SMA Newborn Screening has set out a goal to have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) included in all newborn screening programmes by 2025 To explain their position and learn more about the importance of SMA screening they have launched a whitepaper, which can be downloaded from their website. Follow link for the paper
Genomic sequencing in newborns – yes or no?
Newborn
09 Jun 2021

Genomic sequencing in newborns – yes or no?

It’s technically possible to produce high-quality genomic sequencing data from blood spot cards used in newborn screening. However, there are cost considerations, ethical issues as well as limitations in infrastructure and human resources to delivering genomic sequencing at scale. What additional value would genomic sequencing bring to newborn screening? For fresh insights, see the presentation by Professor John Christodoulou of the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics.

The presentations are available for educational exchange purposes only. Products mentioned in the presentations may not be available in your country. Please consult your local PerkinElmer representative to check the products availability in your country.

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