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NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing)

Test for chromosomal abnormalities such as trisomies in the fetus by assaying fetal cfDNA in the mother's blood. Because the test assays chromosomes it can also detect fetal gender. 

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FDA recommends additional confirmatory testing alongside NIPT 25 April 2022 News
Woman terminates pregnancy after embryo mix-up 11 April 2022 News
The emergence and global spread of non-invasive prenatal testing 18 October 2021 Comment
Disparities in prenatal screening uptake revealed 4 October 2021 News
NIFTY non-invasive prenatal test scrutinised over links to Chinese military 13 September 2021 News
NIPT may be less effective in twin pregnancies 26 July 2021 News
Regulating genomics – the next decade 19 July 2021 Comment
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
New National Genomic Healthcare Strategy, Genome UK: does it go far enough? 19 October 2020 Comment
Podcast Review: Mapping Humanity – How modern genetics is changing criminal justice, personalised medicine, and our identities 21 September 2020 Review
US disability council urges greater regulation of genetic testing 4 November 2019 News
TV review: The Big Questions - Should we be striving to eliminate mistakes from the genome? (BBC One, Series 12, Episode 2) 28 January 2019 Review
Prenatal tests provide largest genetic study of Chinese people 8 October 2018 News
Prenatal tests are misused for sex-selection in the UK 24 September 2018 News
What does genome editing mean for Down's syndrome? 20 August 2018 Comment
DNA shed by embryos could offer non-invasive testing 5 July 2018 News
Illumina wins NIPT patent case in UK High Court 27 November 2017 News
The reflex DNA method is an improvement on current antenatal screening in the UK 27 November 2017 Comment
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