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Prenatal diagnosis


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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...

#Notspecialneeds: a video for World Down Syndrome Day

03 April 2017

The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation released the " Not special needs, just human needs" (Pas de besoins spéciaux, juste des besoins humains) video in France to...

Belgium : The Cost Of NIPS Is Lowered

23 January 2017

Since 1 December, the cost of Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) for Down syndrome has been reduced by €100 Euros, falling from €390 to €290.  ...

A maternal blood test could predict problems at birth

04 November 2016

A protein circulating in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop antenatal tests to determine the health of babies and predict the need for...


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