Breakthrough early pregnancy blood test for foetal abnormalities

If you’re a woman who’s pregnant, all you want is for your baby to be born healthy.

We spoke with Dr Marnie Winter, a biomedical engineer at the University of South Australia, about the work she and Dr Benjamin Thierry have been undertaking.

A wide range of fetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South Australia researchers. It may soon become possible to screen for such abnormalities in maternal blood.

You can read the full study in Advanced Materials Technologies.


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