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  1. ACOG Opinion on Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing

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    Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Fetal Aneuploidy ABSTRACT: Noninvasive prenatal testing that uses cell free fetal DNA from the plasma of pregnant women offers tremendous potential as a screening tool for fetal aneuploidy. Cell free fetal DNA testing should be an informed patient choice after pretest counseling and should not be...
  2. Choosing to Participate in Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome

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    New prenatal screening test for Down syndrome raises questions LEISA SCOTT IT RAINED the day they got the news. Big, pelting drops, as if some screenwriter well-versed in melodrama was dictating the scene. Annie Love couldn’t take the call. She’d been going “slowly nuts” waiting for diagnosis day to arrive...
  3. Advancements in Prenatal Genetic Tests – Noninvasive

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    New prenatal genetic tests hold promise, worries By Carolyn Y. Johnson SWANSEA — On a stormy Valentine’s Day in 2007, Courtney Kane felt herself detach from her body and float up to the ceiling. She watched as the figure below, 19 weeks pregnant, reclined on a bed in an exam...
  4. Society’s Distorted Views on Downs Syndrome

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    Deciding Not to Screen for Down Syndrome By LISA BELKIN Amy Julia Becker is expecting her third child in January. She is 32 years old, and her age, plus the fact that her first child was born with Down syndrome, magnifies her odds of a chromosomal abnormality in this pregnancy, leading...
  5. Microarray Testing- The Benefits vs. The Risks

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    Clinical Trial Is Favorable for a Prenatal Gene Test By ANDREW POLLACK A new method of prenatal testing that can detect more genetic problems in a fetus than ever before could be headed toward wider use after encouraging results from a clinical trial, researchers said. The study, which is expected...
  6. Does Responsibility Begin at Conception?

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    Responsibility Begins at Conception By SHARI MOTRO Published: July 6, 2012 For most of human history, a woman who became pregnant after sleeping with more than one partner had no way of definitively knowing the identity of the man with whom she had conceived. Likewise, a man whose lover became...
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  1. ACOG Opinion on Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing

    Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Fetal Aneuploidy ABSTRACT: Noninvasive prenatal testing that uses cell free fetal DNA from the plasma of pregnant women offers tremendous potential as a screening tool for fetal aneuploidy. Cell free fetal DNA testing should be an informed patient choice after pretest counseling and should not be...
  2. Choosing to Participate in Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome

    New prenatal screening test for Down syndrome raises questions LEISA SCOTT IT RAINED the day they got the news. Big, pelting drops, as if some screenwriter well-versed in melodrama was dictating the scene. Annie Love couldn’t take the call. She’d been going “slowly nuts” waiting for diagnosis day to arrive...