Medical Genetics Stories

Why does a woman’s age impact the risk of Down syndrome in her baby?

Why does a woman’s age impact the risk of Down syndrome in her baby?

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Dr. Horsager explains interesting new studies into why older women are at higher risk for giving birth to a child with Down syndrome.

How the Down syndrome test works and tips for making your decision

How the Down syndrome test works and tips for making your decision

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Women who are pregnant have the option of having a test performed to assess the likelihood their baby has Down syndrome. Some struggle with whether to have the test.

3 things to know about Down syndrome and pregnancy

3 things to know about Down syndrome and pregnancy

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Doctors can use special testing to screen for and detect Down syndrome in a baby before he or she is born. Dr. Robyn Horsager explains the research that led to this advancement.