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Stanford researchers move fetal genome testing ahead
San Francisco Chronicle

In a discovery that widens a lens into lives not yet lived, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have for the first time determined an unborn child’s genome with nothing but a blood sample from the mother.

This new approach to genetic testing, the scientists say, could expand families’ ability to screen for potential disorders in fetuses without the risk of miscarriage that comes with conventional tests. In a few years, the testing could be part of a routine trip to the doctor.

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