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Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Detects Most Chromosomal Abnormalities
New research presented at The Pregnancy Meeting™ last week in New Orleans shows that noninvasive prenatal testing can detect more than 80% of chromosomal abnormalities.
The Ethical Ob/Gyn: Designing Babies
The ethical issues between two new technologies are stark. One aims to cure disease, whereas the other threatens to alter fundamentally the parent-child relationship.
Down Syndrome and Other Trisomies Reliably Detected With Noninvasive Blood Test
A noninvasive test that analyzes fetal cell-free (cf) DNA in a pregnant woman’s blood can accurately detect trisomy 21 and other genetic fetal abnormalities in the first trimester, according to the results of a new study.
Are You Ready for Noninvasive Prenatal Testing?
Diana Bianchi discusses noninvasive prenatal testing, including false positives and testing average-risk women, at ACOG's Annual Meeting.
Which Instrument Is Best for Chorionic Villus Sampling?
There is limited evidence that for transcervical chorionic villus sampling (CVS), the use of small forceps may be more effective and less painful than the use of an aspiration cannula.
Poll: Do you encourage pre-conception genetic testing?
Preconception genetic carrier testing has become more widely available and affordable, but is not always routinely recommended by physicians. Do you encourage it among patients planning to conceive?
Poll: Is the New Prenatal Blood Test for Trisomy 21 a Good Thing?
A new prenatal blood test for trisomy 21 has been released in Europe, and it's targeted to women in their 12th week and beyond. Is it a good thing?