Prenatal genome sequencing expected to pose challenges to doctors - amednews.com: Geneticists soon will be able to identify an unborn child’s risk of developing chronic diseases later in life and possibly shed light on other traits, such as athletic ability and intelligence, medical experts say. The source of such information probably will be the expectant mother’s blood sample. For the first time, researchers recently extracted fetal DNA from a pregnant woman’s blood and examined the unborn baby’s genome. The procedure — prenatal whole genome sequencing — is not yet available in the clinical setting.
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