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Understanding genome-wide NIPT

Cell-free DNA prenatal test menus have rapidly expanded in recent years to address not only the common trisomies, but also sex chromosome aneuploidies, copy number variants, and rare autosomal trisomies. However, “more” is not necessarily “better”. Potential benefits to patients must be carefully weighed against potential harms before tests are introduced into clinical practice. Please join us for an in-depth examination of clinical considerations and implications of expanded cfDNA test menus.
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