Clinical Trial Is Favorable for a Prenatal Gene Test

by jeeg 10. August 2012 00:19
  A new method of prenatal testing that can detect more genetic problems in a fetus than ever before could be headed toward wider use after encouraging results from a clinical trial, researchers said. The study, which is expected to be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal so... [More]

If You Really, Really Wanted a Girl ...

by jeeg 22. August 2011 18:59
THIS month brought news that could alter the landscape of American pregnancy. Tests using DNA to determine a fetus’s sex were shown to be remarkably accurate, able to tell with 95 percent certainty as early as seven weeks into pregnancy, if a woman is carrying a boy or girl. The tests,... [More]

Couple urged surrogate to abort fetus due to defect

by jeeg 7. October 2010 01:26
When a B.C. couple discovered that the fetus their surrogate  mother was carrying was likely to be born with Down syndrome, they  wanted an abortion. The surrogate, however, was determined to take  the pregnancy to term, sparking a disagreement that has raised  thorny ques... [More]
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