Is Fetal DNA Testing the Wave of the Future?

With fetal DNA, researchers cannot only test for gender, but the presence of genetic diseases as well.  While testing for fetal anomalies through a maternal blood sample will not be able to replace current testing protocols like amniocentesis in the near future.  They may, however, be able to identify high-risk pregnancies who really need further testing.  Again, fetal DNA testing would keep countless women from undergoing unnecessary and invasive testing.

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