Screening newborns for muscle wasting condition not recommended

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PHE Press release: Screening newborns for muscle wasting condition not recommended
Newborn babies should not be screened for the muscle wasting condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, according to the UK’s independent expert screening committee.
The current test available for the condition incorrectly identifies some babies as having the condition and misses others who go on to develop the disease

Link to press release here

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