Melissa in the Morning: DMD Screening

May 02, 01:21 PM

Connecticut lawmakers are debating a bill to bring earlier intervention to children diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. House Bill 5321 would require all newborns in the state be tested for DMD as part of the Department of Public Health’s newborn screening program. If approved, it would begin in July 2027. We got a medical perspective on the impact of this bill if it passes. Dr. Gyula Acsadi is a pediatric neurologist and Division Head of Neurology at Connecticut Children’s Hospital.

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