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Latest prenatal technology enhances screenings
San Diego Union-Tribune

In the years since Dr. Dale Mitchell started his career, there have been major advances in prenatal diagnosis.

Today, he’s the OB-GYN chairman at Scripps Clinic Medical Group. But when he began in medicine, non-invasive screening tests didn’t exist, and ultrasound for expectant mothers was in its infancy.

As a result, he said, most genetic problems and birth defects were determined after birth — not before, as they commonly are today.