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Recent advances in the prenatal interrogation of the human fetal genome.
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PMID:  23158400     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The amount of genetic and genomic information obtainable from the human fetus during pregnancy is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Two themes have dominated recent technological advances in prenatal diagnosis: interrogation of the fetal genome in increasingly high resolution and the development of non-invasive methods of fetal testing using cell-free DNA in maternal plasma. These two areas of advancement have now converged with several recent reports of non-invasive assessment of the entire fetal genome from maternal blood. However, technological progress is outpacing the ability of the healthcare providers and patients to incorporate these new tests into existing clinical care, and further complicates many of the economic and ethical dilemmas in prenatal diagnosis. This review summarizes recent work in this field and discusses the integration of these new technologies into the clinic and society.
Authors:
Lisa Hui; Diana W Bianchi
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in genetics : TIG     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0168-9525     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Genet.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8507085     Medline TA:  Trends Genet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St, Box 394, Boston, MA 02111, USA; Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Electronic address: lisahui77@gmail.com.
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