The Cell-Free Way

Noninvasive prenatal testing of cell-free fetal DNA isolated from maternal blood performed better than standard biochemical serum screening methods for detecting fetal aneuploidies, as fewer false-positive cases were reported, researchers from Tufts Medical Center, Illumina, and elsewhere write in the New England Journal of Medicine this week.

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