New Down Syndrome Test Could Cut Healthy Baby Deaths

Lynn Harris, pregnant for the first time and in her late 30s, faced a decision many older women at higher risk for Down syndrome babies are asked to make: choose a form of prenatal testing. "Such a brutally tough call," wrote Harris, a New York City journalist, in an article on the topic on Babble. "I talked to friends, I spread-sheeted statistics, I lay awake." Instead of amniocentesis, which would require her to wait until 18 to 20 weeks, she chose chorionic villus sampling (CVS) -- an...Full Story
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