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Non-invasive prenatal testing: public and doctors should be consulted, says BMA

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 03 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k2916
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The BMA has the backing of doctors to lobby the government to undertake a consultation on the views of the public and medical profession on new non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and whether limits should be set on its use.

Disability advocacy groups welcomed the passing of a motion at the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Brighton on 27 June which said that “the time is right” for a consultation on the matter.

The move increases the pressure on the government to undertake a proper consultation and ethical review of NIPT. Last year, an open letter1 signed by …

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