COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb News) – At an ethical, legal, and social implications, or ELSI, panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting here yesterday, a panel of ethicists, researchers, and legal experts mulled over some of the key ethical issues surrounding prenatal genetic testing — particularly non-invasive tests that take advantage of circulating fetal DNA in maternal blood.

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