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New Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome

Down syndrome occurs in approximately one in 1,000 live births worldwide.  Children with Down syndrome have intellectual and some physical disabilities.  Many pregnant women get tested for the genetic disorder. The traditional prenatal test for Down syndrome has been around for decades but comes with risks to the fetus.  Now, researchers have developed a non-invasive blood test that’s very accurate in detecting the congenital disorder.   Babies with Down syndrome, also...

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