Neuromuscular disease

Muscular dystrophy—something new on God's green earth?

Promising results on newborn testing for Duchenne muscular dystrophy indicate that widespread screening could become routinely available. Nevertheless, newborn testing raises ethical, social and scientific concerns that need careful consideration to maximize benefit for patients, their families and health-care providers.

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A. Ferlini is supported by the Telethon Italy Foundation, the BIO-NMD project, the TREAT-NMD Network of Excellence and the Duchenne Parent Project Italy.

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Ferlini, A. Muscular dystrophy—something new on God's green earth?. Nat Rev Neurol 8, 247–249 (2012).

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