Why Texas Added Spinal Muscular Atrophy To Required Screenings For Newborns

The state health department in June expanded its list of required screenings for newborns to include spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). It’s a rare neuromuscular disorder affecting cells in the spinal cord that signal the muscles how to work.

Listen to Dr. Mix’s recent radio interview on KERA regarding Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and the Texas State Newborn Screening Program by clicking the link above.