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2011-08-15 06:38:37

As a noninvasive method of determining the sex of a fetus, tests using cell-free fetal DNA obtained from the mother's blood after 7 weeks gestation performed well, while urine-based tests appear to be unreliable, according to this study.

2011-08-11 06:40:02

A quick, non-invasive test that measures blood oxygen levels in newborns detects more cases of life-threatening congenital heart defects than current standard approaches and should be adopted into the routine assessment of all newborns before discharge from hospital, according to this study.

2011-08-09 07:00:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug.

2011-08-09 07:00:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced the appointment of James D. Goldberg, M.D., to its Clinical Advisory Board.

2011-08-04 15:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.