As non-invasive prenatal genetic testing advances more broadly into the marketplace and as tests for more and more disorders, conditions — and eventually, traits — become widely available to pregnant women and couples, some difficult ethical questions are bound to arise, Amanda Schaffer writes at Technology Review.

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