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Amniocentesis

First Trimester Screen: More Questions Than Answers

Cara Paiuk | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

With the twins, I did much more testing for two reasons: I had lost several pregnancies, and I had crossed the formidable 4-0 age barrier.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Is This the Brave New World We Want?

Alexandra Minna Stern | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Alexandra Minna Stern

If NIPT becomes part of routine prenatal care, it poses real challenges for genetic counselors, whose professional charge is to communicate genetic information to a wide range of clients in a manner that respects reproductive autonomy and the rights of people with disabilities.

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.