genetic testing

Geneticists Offer Position Statement on NIPTs

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Non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) are advanced screenings for genetic diseases. The key word being screenings. They can tell you that your baby might have a problem, but false alarms are still possible. The confusion about when to get one and whether the touted 99 percent accuracy is true might be what prevented experts from issuing... Read more

Are DNA Blueprints the Amnios of the Future?

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Researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to virtually map the entire genome of a fetus using a blood sample from mom and a saliva sample from dad. Their findings were published in Science Translational Medicine. This breakthrough might help parents find out the complete DNA blueprint of their unborn child,... Read more