To know or not to know the genomic sequence of a fetus




To know or not to know the genomic sequence of a fetus, by Christian Netzer, Dagmar Schmitz & Wolfram Henn published in Nature Review Genetics, October 2012. Groundbreaking technical advances have opened the door for whole-genome analysis in prenatal genetic diagnosis (PND)1, and recently the proof-of-principle has been provided that non-invasive reconstruction of the entire […]






Scientists Sequence Prenatal Genome From Pregnant Mother’s Blood




Pre-natal genetic testing goes completely non-invasive with the new research by a Stanford research team led by Stephen R. Quake. Here is the link (and abstract) to the Nature paper titled Non-invasive prenatal measurement of the fetal genome, H. Christina Fan, Wei Gu, Jianbin Wang, Yair J. Blumenfeld, Yasser Y. El-Sayed & Stephen R. Quake, […]






Noninvasive Whole-Genome Sequencing of a Human Fetus




A team of genome scientists from U. Washington have sequenced the genome human fetus using blood samples. The research work hinting a GATTACA-like future is published in Science Translational Medicine. Here is the title and abstract of the paper. Noninvasive Whole-Genome Sequencing of a Human Fetus Jacob O. Kitzman,1* Matthew W. Snyder,1 Mario Ventura,1,2 Alexandra […]