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Prenatal diagnosis


Bioethics press synthesis

NIPS: a "reflex" procedure tested in the United Kingdom

20 November 2017

Between April 2015 and August 2016, five UK maternity hospitals/clinics used Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) as part of a research project to test a "...

Franck Stephens, with Down syndrome, addresses the American Congress

13 November 2017

Last week, Frank Stephens, actor, Special Olympics[1]athlete and promotor, presented his life experiences to the United States Congress : "I am...

Zika: Efficacy of antenatal diagnosis and abortion

30 October 2017

Published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, a study led by Professor Mehdi Mejdoubi presents the follow-up results recorded in 103 new-born...

Genetic tests and pre-natal screening: patients' reactions challenge the predictions of scientists

12 October 2017

For thirty years, predictive genetic tests ("capable of informing a healthy person at the time of the test whether or not he/she will become ill") have been...


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