ERIC Number: EJ904299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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NICHD Research Initiative in Newborn Screening
Alexander, Duane; Hanson, James W.
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, v12 n4 p301-304 2006
Recent changes in genetics research have created new opportunities to improve the scope and quality of newborn screening services. Changes in newborn screening should be supported and directed by an organized program of research. The NICHD Research Initiative in Newborn Screening includes the development of systematic methods to identify additional conditions appropriate for newborn screening; development and testing innovative interventions and treatments to improve outcomes; education of the provider workforce; development and implementation of appropriate information and communication systems for parents and providers; and, sponsoring an ongoing program of research and research training. Future needs will include the development of a national translational research infrastructure, prevention research and research into behavioral and social sciences issues. The NICHD Research Initiative in Newborn Screening is expected to be an ongoing and vital initiative that adapts itself to new scientific findings, technological developments, changes in the public and personal health care system, and our evolving understanding of the needs of affected individuals, families and the community.
Descriptors: Genetics, Neonates, Screening Tests, Research, Intervention, Therapy, Information Dissemination, Research Needs, Genetic Disorders, Public Health
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