Too Much Information

by jeeg 18. December 2013 21:34
Pregnant women and their partners can already peer at an unborn child’s chromosomes: with amniocentesis, they can learn about the presence or, more likely, absence of large-scale genetic defects, often gaining peace of mind. But only a small percentage of parents-to-be take the opportuni... [More]

Fetal gene screening comes to market

by jeeg 26. October 2011 23:20
Non-invasive procedure could make prenatal testing easier, but it comes with ethical problems.   Until last week, scrutinizing a fetus's DNA for indications of genetic abnormalities meant tapping into the mother's womb with a needle. Now there's a test that can do it using a small sampl... [More]

Down’s syndrome dwindling

by jeeg 21. July 2011 20:48
Foetal screenings have resulted in fewer babies born with the birth defect, but trend raises ethical questions If current health policies and trends continue, Denmark could be a country without a single citizen with Down’s syndrome in the not too distant future. Since 2004, the governm... [More]

Simple prenatal genetic tests may lead to healthier babies -- and more abortions

by jeeg 27. January 2011 19:48
If reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis give you the heebie-jeebies, Booster Shots is sorry to inform you that things are about to get a lot more complicated. In just the past month, researchers have made great strides in their ability t... [More]
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