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Next-Generation Molecular Testing of Newborn Dried Blood Spots for Cystic Fibrosis

January 31, 2016

Researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive and highly accurate test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis. The new method detects virtually all mutations in the CF gene, preventing missed diagnoses that delay babies’ ability to begin receiving essential treatment.

Please read about the topic in the following locations:

  1. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
  2. Stanford Medicine
  3. KQED Science
  4. Kaiser Health News
  5. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN)
Submitted by Liz Pantani on February 02, 2016