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Amniocentesis

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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Webinar Review: Neonatal testing for rare diseases – The power of knowing 5 July 2021 Review
Illumina and Roche settle and dismiss patent lawsuits over 'Harmony' tests 1 June 2021 News
Informed consent to non-invasive prenatal testing: findings from a qualitative study in Lebanon and in Quebec 24 May 2021 Comment
Event Review: Jewish Genetics Awareness Month – Knowledge is power 1 February 2021 Review
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
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