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A new prenatal test can speed up and save money when it comes to chromosomal anomalies

Details about the test which are awaiting authorization from the New York State Department of Health before it can be offered to Columbia patients and its performance was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Prenatal genetic testing are currently available, but they are expensive and take days to weeks to complete; this adds […]

Understanding Miscarriage and Placenta Development Thanks to New Research

A study that was published in the journal DNA & Development demonstrates how external factors could impact a fertilised egg’s genes in a way that results in foetal death. Recent studies on laboratory mice have brought researchers one step closer to understanding the reason for miscarriage and faulty placenta development. The discoveries might affect how […]

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