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Not Yet Perfection

As non-invasive prenatal tests for genetic abnormalities are adopted in the clinic, the Wall Street Journal says that there may be confusion among doctors and patients regarding what the results of those tests mean. In fact, the Journal points out, the American College of Genetics and Genomics is working on a statement urging such tests to be called "screens" to emphasize that they predict risk rather than give definitive results.

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