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Trial aims to advance prenatal diagnosis of genetic defects
Date:8/21/2013

n syndrome, to have structural abnormalities (as seen with ultrasound), or to have indications of other problems. Parents deciding whether to undergo these tests must weigh a number of factors, including their individual risk of fetal abnormalities, possible procedure-induced miscarriage, and the consequences of having an affected child.

Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics (in medicine) at Columbia University Medical Center and director of clinical genetics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, is supervising the evaluation of the children.

The data are being housed at the George Washington University data center. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are leading the counseling and psycho-social portions of the study.


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Contact: Elizabeth Streich
eas2125@cumc.columbia.edu
212-305-3689
Columbia University Medical Center
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