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In response to a lawsuit after a college football player died from complications due to sickle cell trait (SCT) during a workout, the NCAA implemented mandatory SCT screening of all Division I student-athletes.
There has been longstanding concern among physicians and policymakers that false-positive results may cause parents to believe that their children are vulnerable to illness, leading them to overuse health care services as their children grow older.
Predictive genetic testing may be able to identify childrenâ€™s risk for developing common, treatable, and possibly preventable disorders.
Government guidelines published today on the use of dried blood spots collected during mandatory newborn screening underemphasize the importance of getting the public on board with the practice.
Nearly two-thirds of parents reported they felt the need to watch over their child's care to ensure that medical errors are not made during their hospital stay
More than three-quarters of parents would be willing to permit the use of their childrenâ€™s newborn screening samples for research purposes if their permission were obtained beforehand, a University of Michigan survey shows.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.