Sting operation raises concerns about Sequenom’s, verifi’s accuracy

MaterniT21verifiinformaSeqIn the Fall of 2014, two maternal-fetal medicine specialists ran a sting operation on the non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) labs. Their operation reported embarrassing results for Sequenom and Illumina.

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One-half of the problem with the new prenatal tests for Down syndrome

An investigative report calls attention to one-half of the problem with the new non-invasive prenatal screening tests for Down syndrome and other conditions. 

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ABLE Act Passes House: more equality & independence for disabled


On December 3, 2014, a historic vote took place. It was eight years in the making.

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10 #GivingTuesday reasons for Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing

Donate For Down Syndrome Resources

Following Black Friday and Cyber-Monday, today is #GivingTuesday, where people can focus today on giving to a cause of their choice. I hope today you will choose to support the work of this blog.

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Our story: these hands

Juliet hands

The hands of people can tell you many things. The hands of those with Down syndrome are no different.

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Don’t abort based on MaterniT21

Natera's exhibit booth

Or based on Harmony, verifi, Panorama, or any of the new prenatal blood-based tests for Down syndrome. 

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That transforming 21st chromosome

Nat'l Ctr panelists at AUCD 2014

At this week’s AUCD conference, I got to see how the 21st chromosome has transformed since 1970.

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This week, I attended the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) annual conference where a surprising moment happened. 

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NIPT: finger licking good


Illumina has decided to “franchise” its verifi non-invasive prenatal screening test. Will the franchised tests be just as good?

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