Maggie’s Story | MPS I | Importance of Newborn Screening

(Updated 9/19/2019 with video.) Today is International MPS Awareness Day. We are featuring the story of an MPS I family to help raise awareness and bring light to the importance of newborn screening for this rare disorder. Meet Tracy Rose and her daughter Maggie who live in Chapel Hill, NC. Maggie was clinically diagnosed with MPS I last year just after her first birthday. Learn more in our interview with Tracy.

The Faces of Newborn Screening

Newborn screening is one of the country’s most successful public health programs. And who do we have to thank? State newborn screening program staff. The lab managers, scientists, geneticists and others who dedicate their careers to giving babies a healthy start.

Global Expansion of Newborn Screening: Interview with Dr. Therrell

Baebies reached out to Dr. Bradford Therrell for his view on the current status of global newborn screening. Read our interview and find out how you can meet Dr. Therrell and the Baebies team at the upcoming International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS) meeting.

Support Life-Saving Newborn Screening Act

Congress is currently considering the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019, which continues and expands support for one of our country’s most successful public health programs. One of our co-founders provides an update and why this piece of legislation is so important to the continued success of newborn screening and healthy beginnings for 4 million babies born each year.

Addressing Punch Conservation with Digital Microfluidics

As public health newborn screening (NBS) programs expand, there is growing concern that the standard volume of dried blood spots (DBSs) collected from each newborn may not be sufficient to perform all screening tests. Digital microfluidics fluorometry (DMF) technology addresses this issue.

Rare Disease Day: Why Screen Newborns for Disease

Today is Rare Disease Day. Around the world, organizations are recognizing Rare Disease Day through advocacy, events, and education. In recognition, our President and co-founder Vamsee Pamula, PhD discusses the impact of identifying all diseases, including rare diseases, at birth through newborn screening.