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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

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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

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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

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