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Prenatal diagnosis


Bioethics press synthesis

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...

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...


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