Unborn baby’s genome mapped
June 8, 2012 |
If I had a baby on the way, like any prospective parent, I’d want my kids to be healthy.
Scientists have mapped a full fetus genome using blood and saliva from the parents. When compared to genetic screening results taken after birth, the results were a 98% match.
This could lead to genetic tests in early pregnancy, which would be safer than current ones. But scientists are cautious, as lots of ethical issues would be raised too.
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