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Detecting Birth Defects

Detecting Birth Defects


This lesson will identify how technology can detect birth defects in unborn children.

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Literally translates to inserting a needle into the amnion; an amniocentesis is done in the 14-16th weeks to test for genetic abnormalities.

Chorionic Villus Sampling

A procedure done in the first 10-12 weeks to check for genetic disorders of the child; a tube with a suction cup at the end is inserted into the vagina toward the cervix to remove a sample of the chorion.

Preimplantation Diagnosis

The screening of embryos before in vitro fertilization to ensure they are genetically fine before they are implanted into the mother.