Nevertheless, non-invasive prenatal testing
has brought a paradigm shift in prenatal genetic diagnosis, which aims to detect fetal aneuploidies such as trisomies 18, 13, 21 through the assessment of cell-free DNA (cfDNA).
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"Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?" He also denounced decisions to abort based on prenatal testing
, saying a human being is "never incompatible with life".
Elucigene's current product portfolio is complementary to Yourgene's existing non-invasive prenatal testing
solutions, broadening the offering of the enlarged group as a provider of molecular diagnostic solutions for reproductive health.
Sofiva Genomics, which provides services spanning prenatal testing
, neonatal testing, personalized care, as well as screening for cancer and rare genetic diseases, will be setting up a laboratory in the capital of Thailand, according to a press release by the company.
Generally, non-invasive prenatal testing
, or NIPT, analyzes cell-free DNA, or cfDNA, circulating in the maternal blood and has rapidly become the standard follow-up procedure for women classified as high risk following traditional prenatal screening.
It was fronted by Sally Phillips, a popular actress and mother of a son with Down syndrome who set out to critique the use of noninvasive prenatal testing
(NIPT) for fetal anomaly and, more specifically, to probe the ethical questions surrounding a decision to terminate when Down syndrome is detected.
The non-invasive prenatal testing
(NIPT) will be offered to women who have taken up the initial offer of screening and are found to be at a higher risk of the three conditions.
In the first case, described in 2013, a 37-year-old woman underwent noninvasive prenatal testing
(NIPT) at 13 weeks of gestation and received a test report of "aneuploidy detected, trisomy 13 and monosomy 18" (7).
Non-invasive prenatal testing
or screening (NIPT/NIPS) using cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has been commercially available for over five years.
28 July 2017 - Luxembourg-based bio-analytical testing provider Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA) (Paris: ERF), has finalised the acquisition of a stake in Germany based prenatal testing
specialists GATC Biotech AG, the company said.