What exactly is MaterniT21, Harmony, verifi, & Panorama testing?

If more women were accurately counseled about what exactly cell free DNA is testing, they would immediately understand that their test results are never diagnostic. Continue Reading

News: Sequenom’s patent invalidated, Ron Burgundy commentary, & informed consent concerns raised

From the News page, some significant developments concerning cell free DNA, with commentary by Anchorman Ron Burgundy: Continue Reading

Photo tour of ACMG 2015

Last week, I attended and presented at the American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here is a photo tour from the conference.  Continue Reading

1-in-5 pregnant women have NIPT

And Sequenom posted its first net profit last quarter.  Continue Reading

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

In 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. Continue Reading

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.  Continue Reading

Don’t abort based on MaterniT21

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