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Genetic Test Reveals More About Potential Birth Defects Than Conventional Methods
2012-12-06 11:43:12

Two new papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) show that genetic testing in early pregnancy reveals far more about potential birth defects and stillbirth risk than current prenatal testing does, based on a multi-center clinical trial using both methods.

2012-12-03 20:50:08

Down syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is the leading cause of genetically defined intellectual disability.

Down Syndrome Researchers Remove Extra Chromosome
2012-11-12 14:52:09

Geneticists from the University of Washington have successfully removed the extra chromosome 21 from cells derived from a person with Down syndrome.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.