Prenatal Testing Can Ease Minds or Heighten Anxieties

April 9, 2019

(NPR) – In the past, doctors may have screened parents for a few suspect diseases common to their specific ethnicity or family history. But now a growing number of companies offer extensive panels testing for hundreds of rare diseases. “Over the last 10 to 20 years the number of genetic disorders that we are able to test for has exploded,” says Dr. Mary Norton, a prenatal geneticist at University of California, San Francisco.

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