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CVS (chorionic villus sampling)

CVS (chorionic villus sampling) is a test carried usually carried out between the 11th and 14th week of pregnancy, in which a few cells of the placenta are removed for biochemical or genetic testing. This is most commonly to check an unborn baby for disorders such as Down’s syndrome and rarer specific inherited disorders.

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Illumina wins NIPT patent case in UK High Court 27 November 2017 News
Radio Review: One to One - Jane Hill meets Caroline Harding 5 June 2017 Review
Down's syndrome: NIPT in the bud? 3 October 2016 Comment
Reassurance for mothers over mosaic aneuploidy in CVS 3 May 2016 Comment
Abnormal fetuses are highly unlikely to heal themselves 18 April 2016 Comment
Mouse study raises debate over embryo viability testing 4 April 2016 News
HFEA releases 2014 incidents report 21 September 2015 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
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
Reflections on the ethical debate surrounding non-invasive prenatal genetic diagnosis 12 September 2011 Comment
Sex determination test successful at just seven weeks 15 August 2011 News
PGD could offer new hope for mitochondrial disease parents 6 June 2011 News
TV Review: So What If My Baby Is Born Like Me? 16 May 2011 Review
Maternal test for Down's syndrome may reduce need for invasive diagnosis 17 January 2011 News
Fetal DNA scanned for disease 13 December 2010 News
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