Regulation Needed

As they become better developed and more widespread, non-invasive prenatal genetic tests may get caught up in the furor over abortion in the US and, to a lesser extent, in Europe, writes the University of California Hastings College of the Law's Jaime King in Nature. She argues that the US Food and Drug Administration needs to develop a regulatory framework for such tests and help educate the public about the tests and what they can determine.

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