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Prenatal diagnosis


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Germany: refunding nips would standardise and trivialise the procedure

07 July 2017

In Germany, pre-natal non-invasive screening for Down syndrome (NIPS) has been offered by the pharmaceutical company,  Lifecodexx, since 2012 (seeMarket...

Iowa: a couple claim damages following the birth of their disabled child

19 June 2017

According to a Supreme Court judgment in Iowa, United States, on 2 June, the parents of a "severely disabled" child can sue doctors for failing to detect...

Prenatal medicine - medicine associated with doubt and anxiety

02 May 2017

In Ontario, the Government fully reimburses non-invasive pre-natal screening tests (NIPS) for Down syndrome in the case of "high risk" patients. In Quebec,...

Down syndrome at the UN: questions on the eugenic spin-offs of prenatal screening

03 April 2017

To mark the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day, a meeting was held on 20 March at the United Nations in Geneva, to promote equal rights for people with Down...


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