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

Noninvasive Prenatal Screening in the News

From the News page: a new NIPS provider, and financial news about two others. 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

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

Three years on, what have we learned about non-invasive prenatal screening?

Three years ago, a new prenatal test for Down syndrome entered the market offering earlier, safer, and more accurate results. What have we learned about this new technology since then? Continue Reading

ACMG Posters: prenatal testing saves society money through abortion?

The final installment of research presented as posters at this year's American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics conference.  Continue Reading

Webinar on new Down syndrome prenatal testing available now

On Tuesday, Dr. Brian Skotko and I presented a webinar on the new prenatal testing for Down syndrome and resources for support organizations. You can watch it now on-line.  Continue Reading