Genetics, amniocentesis, and abortion.

  • Kurt Hirschhorn
  • Published 1984 in The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York


At this time a rather large number of congenital abnormalities still occur. About 2-3% of pregnancies will result in children with major congenital abnormalities that cannot be detected prenatally. Yet, with the availability of prenatal diagnosis for an ever increasing number of genetic problems and, more recently, for developmental problems as well, a new… (More)


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