NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island will be using funding from genetic testing firm Natera to study the use of the company's prenatal blood test for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities in a general clinical setting.

Investigators at the hospital plan to focus their efforts on finding out how much information and education women in the general pregnancy population need about the test, called Panorama, which has been used so far been used to screen women in high-risk groups, the hospital said today.

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