About SMA News Today
SMA News Today is a digital platform intended to provide the spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) community with the most recent news and information on SMA, as well as first-hand community perspectives from our patient and caregiver columnists.
All articles on SMA News Today are original content produced by in-house writers and editors. Occasionally, we seek the opinion of outside experts for interviews and Q&As.
The publishing team at SMA News Today is made up of science writers and editors, most of whom have PhDs in the life sciences; veteran journalists; and columnists who are members of the SMA community. Together, they ensure that all content published on SMA News Today is relevant, accurate, informative, relatable, and easy to understand.
Our daily reporting includes:
- news stories detailing the latest research and information on SMA
- columns by members of the SMA community
- feature stories and community profiles
- in-depth reports
- interviews and Q&As with leading experts
- comprehensive conference coverage
- resource and informational pages
- podcasts and videos
Editorial and fact-checking process
Each piece of content is carefully selected and written with the SMA community in mind. Sources for news stories and resource pages include peer-reviewed studies, press releases, announcements, interviews, webinars, and conference sessions, among others. All articles go through a stringent fact-checking and editing process to ensure they are accurate, objective, comprehensive, and well-explained.
Our columns are written by SMA patients and caregivers who provide an intimate look at what it’s like to live with the disease. Their stories offer a realistic first-hand account of various aspects of the disease, in addition to providing inspiration and hope to our patient communities. While columns are largely opinion and perspective pieces, each one still goes through a comprehensive editing and fact-checking process to ensure clarity, accuracy, and fairness.