prenatal diagnosis

Molecular pathology boon for prenatal diagnosis: Expert

January 28th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Around half a million newborns in India suffer from congenital genetic disorders every year - the highest in the world - but advances like molecular ... Read more...

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Simple, non-invasive test to diagnose Down’s syndrome in pregnant women

June 30th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A simple non-invasive blood test, touted as the holy grail for prenatal diagnosis, could detect Down's syndrome in pregnant women, according to researchers.Currently, high-risk women are offered an ... Read more...

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Soon, a simple, prenatal blood test for developing foetus

June 30th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30(ANI): Researchers in The Netherlands are on the verge of developing a simple, prenatal blood test that would be able to detect accurately chromosomal abnormalities in the developing foetus.Dr ... Read more...

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Gene linked to deadly neonatal disorder pinpointed

April 2nd, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Scientists have pinpointed the first known gene mutation that often kills newborn babies, after an endeavour spanning more than 10 years. The disorder is known as short-rib ... Read more...

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An initiative to reduce genetic disorders in rural India

January 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) In an attempt to take the fruits of biotechnology to the common man and reduce the burden of genetic disorders such as thalassaemia and muscular dystrophies, the Genome ... Read more...

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Microchips may help improve prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome

November 18th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine have established that a micro "chip" or array can prove effective in prenatal diagnosis of disorders such as Down syndrome or ... Read more...

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Abortion laws must be urgently amended (Opinion)

August 5th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Puneet Bedi Every time I look at the ultrasound monitor to see the foetus from various angles, mothers read my face to see a twitch or a smile to suggest the baby ... Read more...

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Now, a simple blood test to screen for Down’s syndrome in mums-to-be

June 21st, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): A simple, risk-free blood test that can detect Down's syndrome from the blood of pregnant women has raised the prospect of screening being routinely available to every ... Read more...

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Prenatal biochemical screening detects only 50pc chromosomal abnormalities

June 2nd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Italian researchers suggest that women be better informed on the limitation of diagnostic tests like prenatal biochemical screening, which are widely used to look for chromosomal abnormalities ... Read more...

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Researchers discover gene behind cleft lip and palate

April 24th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 24 (ANI): Scientists at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a gene, called TFAP2A (Activating Enhancer-Binding Protein), that causes distinctive clefting disorder Branchio-Oculo-Facial syndrome (BOFS), characterized ... Read more...

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