New Tests Detect Down Syndrome Earlier Research suggests a new testing procedure can accurately predict whether a fetus is at increased risk of developing Down syndrome much earlier than present tests. The new tests are expected to reduce the use of invasive procedures during pregnancy. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.
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Research suggests a new testing procedure can accurately predict whether a fetus is at increased risk of developing Down syndrome much earlier than present tests. The new tests are expected to reduce the use of invasive procedures during pregnancy. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.