Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID

Data from 11 newborn screening programs showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs. SCID babies are born without a developed immune system and are subject to a wide variety of life-threatening infections. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

New DNA test offers miscarriage clues

New research shows an alternative DNA test offers clinically relevant genetic information to identify why a miscarriage may have occurred years earlier. Researchers were able to identify chromosomal variants and abnormalities in nearly 50 percent of the samples. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Program offers parents medical guidance for international adoptions

With thousands of internationally adopted children arriving in the United States each year, there is a growing demand for a specialized health-care support system that helps adoptive parents and children navigate through the international adoption process. Now, pediatric infectious disease specialists in California have created a new program to meet this need. Infant’s Health News […]

Gene therapy offers hope for sight loss

Gene therapy “could be used to treat blindness,” BBC News reports. This is just one of the many headlines reporting on the exciting application of gene therapy in visual impairment. The news come fromĀ a small study involving just six male patients with a rare genetic condition called choroideremia. This condition causes progressive damage to the […]