Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Researchers Sequence Fetal Genome Using Mother's Blood

The Wall Street Journal: Breakthrough: Mother's Blood Reveals Fetal DNA, by Amy Dockser Marcus:

Researchers said Wednesday they were able to sequence the entire genome of a fetus using only a blood sample from the mother, an advance in the effort to find non-invasive ways for expectant parents to determine if their babies will be born with genetic conditions.

The findings, from researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, reflect intense interest in finding fast, relatively inexpensive and accurate ways to predict genetic conditions without the risks associated with currently available tests. . . .

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