The blood of a pregnant woman contains DNA from her unborn child. This DNA can be tested by taking a blood sample from the mother-to-be. In this dissertation, a blood sample was used to determine the sex of the baby and to test for the inheritance of myotonic dystrophy, a chronic muscular disorder. This dissertation also assessed the responsible use of this blood test to screen for Down's syndrome and less severe chromosomal disorders during pregnancy. All pregnant women will be able to request this test to screen for Down's syndrome as of April 2017.
|Award date||7 Dec 2016|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|