Posts Tagged ‘Aneuploidy’

DNA Sequencing versus Standard Prenatal Aneuploidy Screening

Posted by • February 26th, 2014

As every expectant woman will tell you, the foremost question on her mind is, “Will my child be healthy?” Recent advances in prenatal screening techniques may change the way that concern is addressed, particularly with regard to screening for aneuploidy. Prenatal screening for fetal abnormalities began decades ago, limited initially to rudimentary ultrasound evaluation for determination… Read More…

Finding a Genetic Explanation for Stillbirth

Posted by • December 5th, 2012

Within the word “stillbirth” is almost unbearable contradiction, an image of immobility and silence when what we expect is rigorous movement, a loud and explosive cry, a rapid and hammering heartbeat, all the physical warmth of new life.  Parents who confront a stillborn child are forced to deal with the viscerality of this contradiction, requiring… Read More…