The Israeli government has decided to make microarray-based prenatal genetic testing available to its citizens for free.

According to a report in the Tel Aviv-based Haaretz Daily, the country's Ministry of Health will subsidize chromosomal analysis for pregnancies that are considered to be of high risk, either based on an abnormal ultrasound finding or another test that indicates a potential abnormality. Access to the test is subject to the recommendation of a geneticist.

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