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How can whole genome sequencing and carrier test help screening for birth defects l BGI Perspectives

--- 28 Dec 2022

Dr. Renyi Hua, maternal-fetal medicine and prenatal diagnosis specialist at Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital, gives us concrete insights about her experience using whole exome sequencing and carrier screening tests. What types of patients are treated at the International Peace Maternity and Children’s Hospital, and what services are offered? Although we are a prenatal department, we also have adult…

What 10 years of experience in non-invasive prenatal testing applications can tell us l BGI Perspectives

--- 28 Dec 2022

An informative talk with Iris Meng, Foetal Medicine Specialist at the Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital about the applications of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). What are the purposes and goals of prenatal screening methods? We want to determine the high-risk populations from normal pregnancies and provide a diagnosis for these individuals. For example, for trisomy 21, 13, and 18, we…

How the latest treatments and prenatal tests help with infertility problems l BGI Perspectives

--- 23 Nov 2022

As part of a new series seeking to provide future parents with professional advice, “Your Health, Our Concern” interviews Dr. Porrawan Tangtham, an obstetrician and gynecologist specialized in reproductive medicine at Genesis Fertility Clinic (GFC) and Chaophya Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, who shares how prenatal screening tests could help with infertility issues. Dr. Porrawan specializes in helping couples with infertility…

Nutrition and Prenatal Tests are Vital for Future Parents | BGI Perspectives

--- 23 Nov 2022

Dr. Prasit Viriyakijpaiboon is a Thai obstetrician, sharing useful tips with families during the pre-pregnancy and pregnancy periods. The pre-pregnancy period is also referred to as “preconception”, the time before and between pregnancies. With over 10 years of experience in this field, Dr. Prasit is also the CEO of Health Smile Company Limited which provides specialized medical services such as…

How Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) can help expecting parents | BGI Perspectives

--- 23 Nov 2022

The birth of every new life is to be celebrated. During the first trimester of pregnancy, doctors from the department of gynecology and obstetrics may suggest pregnant mothers undertake noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to screen whether the baby might face increased risk due to chromosomal abnormalities. During pregnancy, some of the baby’s DNA passes into the mother’s bloodstream. NIPT analyses…