NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A bipartisan pair of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have introduced the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, which has several provisions to help guide and support disease-risk screening programs across the US.

The act would continue several programs launched under the initial Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act, which passed in 2008 and funds screening programs for genetic, metabolic, and other diseases in newborns.

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