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First-trimester Blood Test Reveals Fetal Gender
2012-01-04 05:57:00

A new South Korean study could pave the way for a simple, non-invasive test that predicts fetal gender as early as the first trimester of pregnancy. The researchers discovered that various ratios of two enzymes (DYS14/GAPDH), which can be extracted from a pregnant mother's blood, indicate whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. "Generally, early fetal gender determination has been performed by invasive procedures such as chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis. However, these...

2011-10-28 07:00:00

International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis recommends caution, counseling. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 With the 14 October 2011 release of a clinical validation study in the journal Genetics in Medicine, life sciences company Sequenom, Inc. launched a new non-invasive test for Down syndrome in the U.S., MaterniT21. Through massively parallel sequencing (MPS), a complex form of DNA sequencing, the test can detect a large proportion of Down syndrome-affected pregnancies....


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