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Are midwives ready for the Genomics Era? 

Technology and understanding of the workings of the body are constantly evolving. Joanne Hargrave, Lead Midwife, East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance, points to the increasing developments around genomics and how midwives and students need to keep up-to-date in order to provide appropriate information and care.   ________________________________ We are now in......
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Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: The State of the Art in 2020

As an expectant parent in the developed world, there are certain tests you expect to be offered nowadays. You expect to be able to find out whether your child is male or female, for example, and – as far as possible – determine the risks of certain genetic and chromosomal......
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Exhibitor Insights: Natera

    As we approach the 3rd Annual Scotland Maternity & Midwifery Festival we focus on one of the exhibitors waiting to meet you in Edinburgh, Natera – a worldwide genetic testing and diagnostics company that’s changing how doctors and patients manage genetic disease.  Twins are becoming more common with......
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All your prenatal questions answered

Whether you’re newly pregnant or planning a pregnancy, you might be wondering about prenatal testing. The good news is, advances in technology mean there are more options for early and more accurate screening. A simple blood draw can usually give you the information you are looking for from as early......