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August 27, 2014, 3:30 pm
Hundreds of parents take action on newborn DNA samples
Indiana has been quietly storing the blood and DNA of millions of children without their parents' permission. 13 Investigates exposed the problem last month, and now hundreds of parents are taking action.

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August 21, 2014, 1:21 am
Newborn screening for SCID holds promise that affected children can lead healthy lives
Using population-based screening outcomes of approximately 3 million infants, a team of scientists across 14 states, including four researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, have shown that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs.

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April 24, 2005, 8:24 pm
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Newborn Screening Mentioned:
August 25, 2014, 6:33 am
A Grandmother's Promise
Watching her granddaughter's fatal suffering from a rare disease turned Rutgers employee Cheryl Daniels into an advocate for a change in mandatory newborn screening laws.

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August 20, 2014, 1:53 pm
Ontario celebrates first anniversary of "bubble boy" testing as new study shows it is twice as common among newborns
OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO), based at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), this month celebrates the first anniversary of screening newborns across the province of Ontario for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), a deadly disorder previously known as "Bubble Boy Disease".  According to a new study published today in the Journal of the ...

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August 20, 2014, 7:36 am
'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought
Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

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August 20, 2014, 6:46 am
Test reliably detects inherited immune deficiency in newborns
( NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ) A newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers led by Jennifer Puck, M.D., of the University of California, San ...

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August 19, 2014, 2:11 pm
SCID Previously Underdiagnosed in Infants with Fatal Infections
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.

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August 19, 2014, 1:31 pm
UCSF-led study finds SCID previously underdiagnosed in infants with fatal infections
( University of California - San Francisco ) Severe combined immunodeficiency, a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.

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August 19, 2014, 1:30 pm
Study examines incidence, survival rate of severe immunodeficiency disorder in newborns
Newborn screening performed in numerous states indicates that the incidence of the potentially life-threatening disorder, severe combined immunodeficiency, is higher than previously believed, at one in 58,000 births, although there is a high rate of survival, according to a study in the Aug. 20 issue of JAMA.

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August 12, 2014, 6:34 am
Short Story from Briefing.com
Short Story from Briefing.com

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August 12, 2014, 12:49 am
New screening allows babyto undergo treatment before ever getting sick - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 PST
Ezra Dixon’s heartbeat dropped with every contraction, his umbilical cord circling his neck. So after Rachel Dixon delivered her second son in Everett on April 7, the Spokane native was just happy to have him. After the drama of his birth, Ezra looked healthy and normal, and his mother slept during the newborn screening that all babies go through – a prick on the heel, his blood dropped on a ...

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August 12, 2014, 12:49 am
New screening allows baby to undergo treatment before ever getting sick - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 PST
Ezra Dixon’s heartbeat dropped with every contraction, his umbilical cord circling his neck. So after Rachel Dixon delivered her second son in Everett on April 7, the Spokane native was just happy to have him. After the drama of his birth, Ezra looked healthy and normal, and his mother slept during the newborn screening that all babies go through – a prick on the heel, his blood dropped on a ...

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