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Poor women have decreased access to screening tools for genetic conditions like Down syndrome, write Kathryn Phillips and Subhashini Chandrasekharan at Health Affairs' blog.

Noninvasive prenatal screening has become a more common tool to detect genetic conditions among fetuses early on, and they note that early detection enables women to undergo confirmatory testing sooner and help them in making reproductive decisions.

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