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Author: Ross Wiebenga

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The Use of Residual Dried Blood Spots in a Study of Childhood Leukemia

Newborn screening for over sixty conditions in the United States enables early identification and treatment of infants with rare genetic disease.  Two of the conditions are screened using physiological tests in the newborn nursery, while the remaining conditions are detected from a blood sample collected on filter paper. Over 50% of states retain these samples…
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A Comparative Effectiveness Study of Newborn Screening Methods for Four Lysosomal Storage Disorders

Lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are a group of more than 50 inherited metabolic disorders where enzyme deficiency inhibits the ability of the lysosomes present in each of the body’s cells to function normally. Recent discoveries of new therapies coupled with novel screening methods has led to the adoption of newborn screening for several LSDs around…
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