NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Noninvasive prenatal testing of cell-free fetal DNA from maternal blood has taken off in recent years, but some researchers say assaying noninvasively obtained fetal cells remains the "holy grail" because such tests could offer a much more detailed view of the fetal genome, unadulterated by genetic material from the mother, while avoiding the risk of invasive procedures.

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