Pending Bill in PA Supports Newborn Testing for Krabbe Syndrome

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In Pennsylvania, legislation is pending that would establish mandatory newborn testing for a rare but serious metabolic disease. The legislation, called Hannah’s Law, would require all newborns to be screened for Krabbe syndrome, a degenerative disorder.

In this CBS news story, Paige Kaplan, MD, director of the Metabolic Disease Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, explains that testing may help some, complicate matters for others.

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