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|Title: ||New test for Down’s raises important ethical questions|
|Authors: ||Newson, A.J.|
|Issue Date: ||29-Oct-2011|
|Publisher: ||The Times|
|Citation: ||Newson, A. (2011) “New test for Down’s raises important ethical questions.” The Times. 28 October 2011. Available at: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/article3209475.ece|
|Abstract: ||For a pregnant woman, easily and safely finding out for certain whether her baby will have Down’s syndrome
is an attractive prospect. The point of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD), as with current tests, is to give
information about the health of the foetus. It’s just that this test is risk free and doesn’t need a needle to be
inserted into a woman’s uterus. Should we worry about medicine making this test safer?
This test is an amazing development. Imagine the heartbreak of having an invasive test to then miscarry as a
result. But before we roll this test out across the NHS, we need to address important ethical questions.|
|Description: ||newspaper article; section Analysis|
|Type of Work: ||Article|
|Type of Publication: ||Publisher version|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|
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