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DNA in Mother’s Blood Can Spot Genetic Mutations in Fetus, The American Journal of Human Genetics Reveals



1/11/2013 8:51:46 AM

A noninvasive, sequencing-based approach for detecting chromosomal abnormalities in the developing fetus is safer and more informative in some cases than traditional methods, according to a study published by Cell Press January 10th in The American Journal of Human Genetics. This method, which analyzes fetal DNA in the mother's blood, could provide women with a cost-effective way to find out whether their unborn baby will have major developmental problems without risking a miscarriage.

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