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Frontiers of Medicine

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Front Med Chin    2010, Vol. 4 Issue (3) : 271-274     DOI: 10.1007/s11684-010-0100-z
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Current situation and development of prenatal diagnosis in China
Xu-Ming BIAN(), Qi GUO, Qing-Wei QI
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing 100730, China
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Abstract  

Prenatal screening and diagnosis are major methods for control of birth defects, which is a very important problem in China. Here, we review current situation and development of prenatal screening and diagnosis in mainland China, including prenatal screening and prenatal diagnosis of fetal chromosome abnormalities, non-invasive prenatal diagnostic techniques and prenatal diagnosis of monogenic diseases, polygenic disease and congenital metabolic diseases. We also discuss epidemiology of birth defects and genetic diseases in China and related ethical issues of prenatal diagnosis.

Keywords prenatal diagnosis      prenatal screening      China     
Corresponding Authors: BIAN Xu-Ming,Email:xmbian@vip.sohu.net   
Issue Date: 05 September 2010
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http://academic.hep.com.cn/fmd/EN/10.1007/s11684-010-0100-z     OR     http://academic.hep.com.cn/fmd/EN/Y2010/V4/I3/271
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