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Is it time to test your baby’s genetics?

| | August 15, 2013

You’re expecting. Got the baby crib? Check. Diapers and baby formula? Check. More diapers? Check. A prenatal, non-invasive test with high sensitivity and specificity that looks for genetic abnormalities or predispositions to certain diseases for Junior? Ugh.

It may seem a little foreign now, but one day parents may opt to check up on the genes of their unborn son or daughter on a routine basis. Today the tests are used almost exclusively in a small subset of pregnancies, although they are quickly expanding into broader applications. The market opportunity — and potential disruption to health care as we know it — is enormous. Why use these tests? Who are the players? What is the likely path forward?

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