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Prenatal diagnosis


Bioethics press synthesis

Down syndrome and Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): 50% increase in UK abortions in the last decade

21 January 2019

In 2017, 655 babies with Down syndrome were aborted in the United Kingdom, i.e. 218 more than in 2007. This represents a 50% increase over ten years, mainly...

In Iran, no more children are born with Down Syndrome

18 December 2018

In Iran, the birth of babies diagnosed with Down’s syndrome has almost stopped. According to Mahmoud Tavallaei, director of the Iranian Genetics Society of...

Pre-conception screening: Australian trial to allow "informed procreative choices"

30 November 2018

A clinical trial for pre-conception screening has been officially launched in Australia. The aim is to test the viability of a pre-conception screening...

Down syndrome: "The first people on the list of endangered species"

27 November 2018

"The first people on the list of endangered species". In Canada, during Down Syndrome week, from 1 to 7 November, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS)...


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