Media Release

 First baby in Canada identified with SMA using newborn screening: given early treatment, ‘loves to move’ Dec. 2, 2020—OTTAWA— When Newborn Screening Ontario diagnosed spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in Aidan Deschamps’ bloodspot, he became the first baby in Canada identified with the genetic, neuromuscular condition through a provincial newborn screening program.   Just six days…