The NIPT Trend

A number of companies now offer non-invasive prenatal tests that can, by isolating fetal DNA from the mother's bloodstream, determine if the fetus has a chromosomal disorder. And, as Fortune's Clay Dillow writes, those tests may soon be able to detect even more disorders. "[I]f parents could know more about their child's health before birth, wouldn't they want to?" he adds.

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