Denmark halves Down's births by non-invasive screening in early pregnancy

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1291
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The number of children born with Down's syndrome in Denmark halved over the past three years after non-invasive screening in early pregnancy was extended to women of all ages, new research reported at the conference of the European Society of Human Genetics shows.

    The study assessed the effect of guidelines introduced by the National Board of Health in Denmark in 2004, which offer screening for Down's syndrome …

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