As part of our special series on 50 years of newborn blood spot screening, we’re excited to share some insights into the programme's early days from Professor Anne Green and Professor Rodney Pollitt.
We're marking 50 years of screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) in newborn babies with a special series of blog posts. We start by looking back at how it all started.
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