New Down Syndrome Test Hailed as Promising

Unlike Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin, an estimated 87 percent of all women carrying a child with Down syndrome don't learn the news until delivery. "I was grateful to have all those months to prepare," Palin, who underwent amniocentesis five months before the birth of her son, Trig, told People magazine. "I can't imagine the moms that are surprised at the end. I think they have it a lot harder." One in every 733 babies -- or around 5,500 each year -- is born with Down syndrome, the most...Full Story
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