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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)...

Finland, 70% of foetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted

19 November 2018

According to the Finnish  National Institute for Health and Welfare, approximately 70% of Finnish women now opt for an abortion if their unborn child is...

NIPT in Wales: "as though the government wanted to make part of the human race extinct"

27 June 2018

Wales has become the first country in the UK to offer non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) on the NHS aimed at women at a higher risk of having a child with...


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