Genetic Tests for Cystic Fibrosis Raise Concerns

Confusion over a genetic test for cystic fibrosis in a fetus raises doubts that such tests should be made widely available. Some doctors and patients may have misunderstood test results, and that may have prompted abortions that might not have occurred, otherwise. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.

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