News tagged with prenatal testing

Could prenatal DNA testing open Pandora's box?

(AP) -- Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your fetus. And suppose that DNA could reveal not only medical conditions like Down syndrome, but also things like eye color and height. ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Genetics
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Testing curbs some genetic diseases

(AP) -- Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Genetics
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Germany bans secret paternity tests

The German parliament passed a law Friday outlawing secret genetic testing to determine the father of a child along with other privacy protection measures.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Other
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Home pregnancy tests can lead to better prenatal care

The simple intervention of providing women who are having unprotected sex with a home pregnancy test could have a substantial impact on the health of potential newborns, according to a Michigan State University study.

dateFeb 10, 2009 in Other
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