New Prenatal Test Leads to Survey on Daily Life for People with Down syndrome

A new prenatal testing method introduced in April 2013 which helps to detect possible chromosome abnormalities in fetuses is drawing controversy. This is at a time the Health, Labor and Welfare ministry is carrying out a comprehensive survey on the living conditions of people living with Down syndrome. The new method is a simple maternal blood test that was developed to avoid the hazards associated with amniocentesis.

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