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Blood test to diagnose Down syndrome

Peter Griffin posted in on October 7th, 2008.

For decades scientists have sought a non-invasive way to diagnose Down syndrome in babies. Current testing involves amniocentesis, which on very rare occasions may cause miscarriages. But a new, non-invasive technique for diagnosing conditions such as Down syndrome at as early as 14 weeks gestation and requiring just a blood test has been outlined in […]

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