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2019 Preview: DNA testing will lead to a decline in genetic disorders

Screening could lead to fewer embryos with inherited conditionsDR G. Moscoso/Science Photo Library By Alice Klein A marked fall in the number of babies born with inherited illnesses is possible, as a pre-pregnancy DNA test is used more widely. The test checks whether prospective parents carry genes that, if both pass a copy to their… Read More »

Zika biomarkers in blood could lead to prenatal screening for birth defects

The highest risk of birth defects is from Zika virus infection during the first and second trimester, USC researcher says USC researchers have identified biomarkers associated with severe birth defects in babies born to women infected with the Zika virus. The discovery could lead to screening tests and a better understanding about how the infection… Read More »