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Prenatal diagnosis


Bioethics press synthesis

Boy or girl? The number of selective abortions could rise with new test delivering reliable results from the 8th week of pregnancy

14 May 2018

A Brazilian team at the Sabin Laboratory in Brasilia, keen to extend the use of NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing) which already covers Down syndrome and two...

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) available in Wales from Monday

14 May 2018

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, wants Wales "to show the way" by making NIPT [1] available to pregnant women from next Monday. This new test is used to...

Germany questions appropriateness of reimbursing non-invasive prenatal testing

17 April 2018

In Germany, 75% of pregnant women are over the age of 35. Consequently, Germany also "has the highest rate of high-risk pregnancies (70%)". High-risk women are...

John Franklin Stephens, who has Down syndrome, argues his case before the UN

06 April 2018

"I am a man with Down Syndrome and my life is worth living". American actor and athlete, John Franklin Stephens who has Down syndrome, addressed the UN on...


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