Tuesday, May 16, 2006

New test may allow early, better treatment of Tay-Sachs and other metabolic diseases

Novel Newborn Screening Can Open Door To Treating Rare But Devastating Diseases
A drop of blood and an enzyme analysis can lead to early, precise diagnosis of Tay-Sachs and other devastating metabolic diseases. If the baby is diagnosed before he or she starts to show symptoms, damage can be delayed and both quality and length of life improved.

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