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July 14, 2014

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» Criticism over NHS Down’s syndrome test availability

According to BBC new, a new screening test for Down’s syndrome is still not available across the Welsh NHS, six years after guidelines said it should be. In 2008 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said all … Continue reading

September 13, 2012

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» International survey on antenatal/newborn screening practice for genetic conditions

Since its launch three weeks ago, GPU international survey on antenatal/newborn screening has already received over 200 responses from more than 30 countries. Are you a health professional with an interest in genetics? It’s not too late to take part … Continue reading

April 6, 2011

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» Pre-pregnancy DNA tests for genetic conditions approved

The BBC website reports today that genetic tests for conditions that can be passed on to future generations should be more widely available before pregnancy, says the government’s advisory body on genetics. There are “no specific social, ethical or legal … Continue reading

October 20, 2009

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» Egg screening 'ups IVF success'

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A screening technique can double the chance of IVF success, giving hope to tens of thousands of women struggling to have children, say experts.

Doctors at an annual US fertility meeting heard for the second year running of the merits of a test that screens embryos for genetic faults. So far more than 20 babies have been born using the technique.

The UK researchers say they are now able to back the method with “great confidence”. They hope it will eventually be available to all. Currently, it is offered in a few private UK clinics.

Doctors believe the £2,000 test, called comparative genomic hybridisation or CGH, will be particularly useful to older women, whose embryos have a greater risk of carrying genetic errors that cause conditions like Down’s syndrome.

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