Amazing, 50 years of newborn screening. The first test was developed by Robert Guthrie in 1963 to detect phenylketonuria (PKU). There have been many advances since then, but there are still many more to go. Here’s to another 50 years and countless more lives saved.
Another story in the Family Life series, this one on a sister condition of MMA called PA or Propionic Acidemia. We know this family and their story in many ways mirrors ours. You can find it here, Family Stories: Kristin B.