This article was originally posted on Dec. 6.

Several studies published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine underscore the rapidly shifting landscape for genomic tools in the diagnostic setting.

One study, led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, indicated that chromosomal microarrays can provide more clinically relevant information than traditional karyotyping, and should become the standard approach in prenatal diagnostics going forward.

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