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2013-07-06 23:03:35

Prenatal Paternity D.N.A. testing at as early as 5 weeks. (PRWEB) July 06, 2013 Natus Laboratory, a leader in the D.N.A. industry, has recently announced a new groundbreaking prenatal D.N.A. test offering future parents the possibility to confirm the paternity of their unborn child at as early as 5 weeks of gestation. Until recently, prenatal D.N.A. test was available starting at 9 weeks. Thanks to advance technology developed by Natus Laboratory this test is now offered at an earlier...

2013-06-24 23:25:00

Over 250 children who received prenatal care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment gathered with their families to celebrate 17 years of hope at special fetal surgery patient reunion Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2013 Over 1,300 people from 16 states came together today at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to celebrate the 17th Annual Family Reunion hosted by the Hospital’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment....

2013-06-07 12:48:20

New research has found that routine screening using a non-invasive test that analyzes fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood can accurately detect Down's syndrome and other genetic fetal abnormalities in the first trimester. Published early online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the results suggest that the test is superior to currently available screening strategies and could reshape standards in prenatal testing. Current screening for Down's syndrome, or trisomy 21, and...

2013-06-06 23:17:14

The world´s most experienced fetal diagnosis and fetal surgery team hits record-breaking milestone Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Eighteen years after opening its internationally prominent Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, The Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrates 1,000 fetal surgeries — highly complex surgical interventions to repair birth defects in the womb. Approximately 4,000 fetal surgeries have been done worldwide, meaning a quarter of...

2013-05-20 23:17:55

New Innovations to the Harmony Prenatal Test Now Allow for X,Y Analysis and Twin Pregnancies. San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Ariosa Diagnostics, maker of the non-invasive Harmony Prenatal Test for risk assessment of Down syndrome and other chromosome conditions, has announced today the expanded indication for testing of twin pregnancies naturally conceived or conceived using the patient´s own egg. In addition, Ariosa will be offering fetal X,Y analysis as an option to those...


Word of the Day
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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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