History and Overview of Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening

Introduction

Newborn screening is recognized internationally as an essential, preventive public health program for early identification of disorders in newborns that can effect their long term health. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of certain genetic, metabolic, or infectious congenital disorders can lead to significant reductions of death, disease, and associated disabilities. 

Events and News

 

Newsletters and Message Boards

PKU National News

News and information about Phenylketonuria (PKU).

Genome News Network

Recent news stories relating to genomics around the world.

The DNA Exchange

Blog hosted by genetic counselors to discuss genetics issues.

Birth Defects

US Birth Defects Program Links

Links to the available state birth defects program websites.

Reports and Publications

Reports and publications focusing on birth defects.

Birth Defects Organizations

Links to advocacy groups, family/patient support groups, and information on various birth defects.

General Information

Organizations

Government Links

Links to government websites containing information on newborn screening.  (HRSA, CDC, NIH, etc)

Professional Health Care Organizations

Links to professional organizations involved in and concerned with newborn screening issues.

Glossaries and Reference Services

AccessDNA

Contains information on hundreds of genetic disorders, genetic tests, and providers.

AAP Primer on Sickle Cell Disease Screening

American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on health services for sickle cell disorders.

Newsletters and Message Boards

PKU National News

News on Phenylketonuria (PKU).

Genome News Network

Recent news stories relating to genetics.

The DNA Exchange

Blog hosted by genetic counselors to discuss genetics issues.

Family Village

Disability related resources and a discussion message board.

Organizations

Professional Health Care Organizations

This list represents only a few of the professional organizations involved with genetic issues. The World of Genetic Societies and the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics listed below have links to a large number of these professional organizations. 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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