MRI shows brain abnormalities in late preterm infants

Babies born 32 to 36 weeks into gestation may have smaller brains and other brain abnormalities that could lead to long-term developmental problems, according to a new study. Researchers focused on moderate and late preterm (MLPT) babies — those born between 32 weeks, zero days, and 36 weeks, six days, into gestation. MLPT babies account […]

DNA test better than standard screens in identifying fetal chromosome abnormalities

A new study potentially has significant implications for prenatal testing for major fetal chromosome abnormalities. The study found that in a head-to-head comparison of noninvasive prenatal testing using cell free DNA (cfDNA) to standard screening methods, cfDNA testing (verifi prenatal test, Illumina, Inc.) significantly reduced the rate of false positive results and had significantly higher […]