Image of DNA and fetus

Scientists can sequence the entire genome of a fetus from small pieces of fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood and pick up disorders inherited from the mom-to-be, the dad-to-be or from brand new mutations. A new study shows this can be done without obtaining any genetic information from the man, removing one ethical barrier.

( Layla Lang (www.laylalang.com) / Handout )

Scientists can sequence the entire genome of a fetus from small pieces of fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood and pick up disorders inherited from the mom-to-be, the dad-to-be or from brand new mutations. A new study shows this can be done without obtaining any genetic information from the man, removing one ethical barrier.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook
Connect
Advertisement

VIDEO