'Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2018: Current Practice and Beyond', 9-10 November 2018
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cfDNA

cfDNA (circulating DNA or cell-free DNA) are fragments of DNA that are released into the blood. Elevated levels are seen in cancer and they can be detected using 'liquid biopsies' to aid diagnosis. Fetal cfDNA can be detected in maternal blood through non-invasive prenatal testing.

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DNA shed by embryos could offer non-invasive testing 5 July 2018 News
Liquid biopsy test offers hope for ten cancers 4 June 2018 News
Illumina wins NIPT patent case in UK High Court 27 November 2017 News
Liquid DNA biopsies could be used for cancer screening 21 August 2017 News

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