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Whole-genome sequencing is a more comprehensive prenatal test l BGI Perspectives

--- 23 Nov 2022

BGI-Research and the Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Hubei Province (MCHH) published whole-genome sequencing research results in npj Genomic Medicine. These results have revealed the genomic architecture of fetal central nervous system (CNS) anomalies systematically in a large cohort for the first time and shares how whole-genome sequencing may enhance detection of fetal CNS anomalies. Fetal central nervous system (CNS) anomalies are among…

What parents need to know about prenatal tests | BGI Perspectives

--- 23 Nov 2022

Expecting parents are often advised by their doctors from the department of gynecology and obstetrics to consider noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). Parents have many questions with regard to the potential benefits of prenatal screening as they seek to better understand the health status of the mother and baby. To assist in this process, BGI, one of the world’s leading providers…

11 Early Pregnancy Symptoms to Watch For

--- 22 Mar 2021

Are you pregnant? Look for these early pregnancy symptoms. Some of these first signs of pregnancy can show up just a few short weeks after conception. Before you even pass that pregnancy test and know for sure that you’ve got a baby on board, you may get a heads-up in the form of some early pregnancy symptoms. But because many…

What About Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)?

--- 25 Feb 2021

A simple blood test can tell doctors more about your baby than ever before. Learn about the test that’s making genetic screening more reliable. Did you know that pieces of your baby’s DNA circulate in your bloodstream? Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) involves a simple blood screening that analyzes that DNA (it’s called cell-free DNA, or cfDNA) to pinpoint a baby’s…

Pregnancy and COVID-19 FAQs

--- 10 Feb 2021

Can the virus be given to the baby during pregnancy?  We don’t know if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus that causes COVID-19 to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery. At this time, no infants born to mothers with COVID-19 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In the small number of cases studied so…