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A test carried out during weeks 15-20 of the pregnancy, in which a small amount of the fluid that surrounds the fetus is removed for biochemical or genetic testing. It can assess whether the fetus could develop, or has developed, an abnormality or serious health condition.

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Video Review: 'Should we fear gene editing?' – TedMed 1 October 2018 Review
Illumina wins NIPT patent case in UK High Court 27 November 2017 News
The reflex prenatal screening model seems like a step in the wrong direction 20 November 2017 Comment
NHS to offer non-invasive prenatal testing to pregnant women 7 November 2016 News
Should prenatal DNA testing for Down's syndrome be available online? 24 October 2016 Comment
Down's syndrome: NIPT in the bud? 3 October 2016 Comment
Book Review: The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction 15 August 2016 Review
Event Review: Genetic Screening and Respect for Persons 18 July 2016 Review
Reassurance for mothers over mosaic aneuploidy in CVS 3 May 2016 Comment
Abnormal fetuses are highly unlikely to heal themselves 18 April 2016 Comment
Prenatal test for Down's syndrome recommended for NHS 18 January 2016 News
Offer screening in pregnancy for chromosome disorders earlier, say experts 11 August 2014 News
Maternal blood test for Down's syndrome to be trialled in UK 4 November 2013 News
Non-invasive prenatal test as good as invasive methods, say scientists 14 January 2013 News
Improved prenatal test may better detect genetic diseases 10 December 2012 News
Non-invasive prenatal test for at-risk mothers recommended by US medical society 26 November 2012 News
Parents sue hospital for failing to spot son's fatal chromosomal abnormality 12 November 2012 News
Amniotic fluid could provide alternative to embryonic stem cells 9 July 2012 News
Fetal genome sequenced using only a blood sample from the mother 9 July 2012 News
Safer prenatal test for Down's syndrome launched in US 24 October 2011 News
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