Interview May 20th 2016

“It Is Pediatricians’ Onus To Screen Newborns For Rare Diseases”

In India, the number of cases related to rare diseases is plenty, still we they don’t have the all important newborn screening program implemented. In an e-Doctor exclusive feature from the 1st International conference on Rare Diseases, Dr. Bradford L. Therrell, Director, National Newborn Screening and Global Resource Center, Austin, Texas, USA, and Dr. Carmencita M. David-Padilla, Chancellor, University of the Philippines, Manila; Executive Director, Philippine Genome Center, dwell upon the need to implement new born screening programs and what role Pediatricians can play.

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