Posts tagged “Great Ormond Street Hospital”

UK National Screening Committee Backs Safer Down’s Syndrome Tests

January 15th, 2016
UK National Screening Committee Backs Safer Down’s Syndrome Tests

Pregnant women in Britain should soon get a more accurate and safer test for Down’s syndrome through the NHS in a bid to reduce miscarriage risk. The test is backed by the UK National Screening Committee, who has said it would decrease anxiety in expectant mothers. The move would prevent the need for invasive procedures, […]

DNA Project Produces First Diagnoses for Children with ‘Mystery’ Illnesses

January 12th, 2016
DNA Project Produces First Diagnoses for Children with ‘Mystery’ Illnesses

A large-scale project to analyse and evaluate DNA has produced its first diagnoses. The 100,000 Genomes Project was launched to try and provide answers for people like Amanda and Matt Walburn-Green, whose daughter Georgia has been battling a mystery illness for the last four years. When Georgia, who is now four years old, was born, […]

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