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How are genetic diseases detected in a fetus?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 11/12/2018

Women who are already pregnant and are at risk of transmitting a genetic disease to offspring, can find out whether the fetus has inherited it or not with an amnio test or chorion biopsy.

Once the result is ready, if it confirms that the fetus has a genetic disease, the woman or couple will have to decide whether they wish to continue with the pregnancy ir terminate it.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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