Submission to UK national screening committee consultation on screening for cfDNA in pregnancy

We are opposed to the proposal to add cfDNA analysis as a contingent test for those unborn babies in whom screening has shown a 1:150 risk of Trisomys. We note that NIPT testing from a previous study showed that it is extremely reliable in detecting Trisomy 21, more commonly known as Down Syndrome. Adding cfDNA… Read more »

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Mitochondrial transfer: more over-hyped embryo research

At some point before March 31 next year, when Parliament is dissolved ahead of the General Election, the government will bring forward their proposal to legalise three-parent IVF. Ahead of that particular debate, on Monday 1 September, the House of Commons debated the safety aspects of the procedure, following on from concerns expressed by prominent… Read more »

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