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Fetal DNA tests may improve prenatal screenings

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February 26, 2014
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New research found testing bits of fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood is more accurate than current methods of screening for Down Syndrome and other common disorders. The DNA tests may reduce false positives and unneeded invasive tests. (Feb. 26) Video provided by AP


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