January 4, 2013

Simple Blood Test to Revolutionize Pregnancy

Erin Biba, Wired

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Candace Weiss didn’t know she had a family history of birth defects until she got pregnant with her daughter. That’s when she learned that her grandmother, at the age of 42, had given birth to a baby with Down syndrome. “That child died young,” she says. “But back in that time, they sent them away. She wasn’t even raised in the family.”

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