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Non-Invasive Tests for Down Syndrome Are Here -- Now What?

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

Science can be as dramatic as television, and in the 15 years since fetal DNA was first extracted from maternal serum, the quest to develop a reliable, non-invasive test for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities has at times resembled a soap opera.

New Test For Down Syndrome Is Controversial

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If you could "cure" Down syndrome or autism would you be left with the same child? If you could avoid having a child with that condition, would you? Should everyone?

Explaining Down Syndrome, To My Daughter, And Myself

Amy Julia Becker | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Amy Julia Becker

When Penny was first born, Down syndrome meant fear and sadness and worry. Now, it's just two words used to describe a biological reality that could never adequately define her as a person.

The Blood Test to Diagnose Down Syndrome Goes on Sale (Finally!)

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

Once again we are on the cusp of a maternal blood test for Down syndrome: Sequenom announced it would launch its test that diagnoses Down syndrome without an invasive test. Here's my prediction: nothing will change for years.