Too Much Information?

USA Today takes a look at the rapid uptake of chromosomal microarrays for prenatal testing, noting that while the approach can detect more genetic abnormalities than current methods like karyotyping, the significance of many of these variants is often unknown.

"Our capacity to test and our capacity to make sense of the results are not well-aligned," Rachel Grob, the author of a book on prenatal and neonatal genetic testing, tells the paper.

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