Noninvasive Prenatal Screening: Battleground In Diagnostics Innovation
Four companies have brought noninvasive prenatal testing to the market within the past two years. Its dramatic, rapid uptake has triggered a backlash among many geneticists, who fear the consequences of a poorly understood – and overhyped – technology.
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