Using fetal cells for prenatal diagnosis: History and recent progress.

  title={Using fetal cells for prenatal diagnosis: History and recent progress.},
  author={Arthur L Beaudet},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics},
  volume={172 2},
The potential to use fetal cells in the mother's circulation during the first or second trimester for prenatal diagnosis was described in 1968, but it has not been possible do develop a routine clinical prenatal test despite extensive commercial and academic research efforts. Early attention focused on the detection of aneuploidy, but more recent technology opens the possibility of high resolution detection of copy number abnormalities and even whole genome or exome sequencing to detect both… CONTINUE READING
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