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Fetal Genome: DNA Sequencing From Mother’s Blood, Father’s Saliva Stirs Ethical Debate

What if you could read much of your child’s medical future while it was still in the womb? Taking a major step toward that goal, one fraught with therapeutic potential and ethical questions, scientists have now accurately predicted almost the whole genome of an unborn child by sequencing DNA from the mother’s blood and DNA from the father’s saliva.

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