NEW YORK (360Dx) – The National PKU Alliance and Baby Genes said this week that they are launching a program to allow easy access to genetic testing for people with phenylketonuria, and their families.

The new program aims to assist hundreds of people diagnosed with PKU — an inherited metabolic disorder that's diagnosed at birth through newborn screening — in obtaining simple and affordable access to mutation analysis of the PAH gene responsible for the condition.

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