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Prenatal diagnosis


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Belgium : The Cost Of NIPS Is Lowered

23 January 2017

Since 1 December, the cost of Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) for Down syndrome has been reduced by €100 Euros, falling from €390 to €290.  ...

A maternal blood test could predict problems at birth

04 November 2016

A protein circulating in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop antenatal tests to determine the health of babies and predict the need for...

Sally Phillips: Are we heading towards a world without Down syndrome?

14 October 2016

In the United Kingdom, ninety per cent of children screened and found to have Down syndrome before birth are aborted[1]. Whereas the Government is getting...

"You cannot put a price on the life of a person with Down syndrome"

07 October 2016

NIPS[1]"could reduce the amount of money spent on caring for people with Down syndrome". This is the recent announcement from the Royal College of...


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