New test to screen babies for 'rare diseases' begins

Thousands of babies in six areas across the country are to be screened for five rare diseases which - undetected - cause severe disability. Daybreak's Katy Fawcett reports.

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Newborn screening tests

Thousands of babies in six areas across the country are to be screened for five rare diseases which - undetected - cause severe disability. Around 430,000 newborns will be tested in the one-year study, which is being launched today.