Journal of Clinical Pediatrics ›› 2024, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (2): 89-92.doi: 10.12372/jcp.2024.24e0027

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The forty-three year development of newborn screening in china: starting with Chen Ruiguan

ZHAO Zhengyan   

  1. National Clinical Research Center for Child Health, National Children’s Regional Medical Center, Department of Genetics and Metabolism, Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310052, Zhejiang, China
  • Received:2024-01-11 Online:2024-02-15 Published:2024-02-02


After forty-three years of development, China’s newborn screening program has achieved remarkable success. Professor Chen Ruiguan, not only a pioneer in the field of newborn screening in China but also the founder of this discipline. This article comprehensively reviews the development of newborn screening in China, including the expansion of screened diseases and technological innovations, the promulgation of relevant national policies, the significant achievements of newborn screening, and its impact on families and society. It also looks ahead to future directions, commemorating Professor Chen’s outstanding contributions.

Key words: Chen Ruiguan, newborn screening, developmental history