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DOWN SYNDROME

JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 7, 2013
Mother draws courage from suffering, loss
At a crematorium in May 2008, a 35-year-old woman and her 38-year-old husband bade farewell to their unborn baby boy, Yuki, whom they dressed in blue clothes and a blue hat.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 20, 2013
Doctor sued for misreporting fetal defect test result
The parents of a dead boy who had Down syndrome have sued an obstetrician in Hokkaido who mistakenly diagnosed an amniotic fluid test as "normal," people involved in the case said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 28, 2013
New prenatal test in high demand but limited to risk cases
Testing will begin in Japan on a new, noninvasive prenatal test to check for chromosomal abnormalities, but it will be limited to pregnant women deemed at risk of having babies with Down syndrome or other disorders.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 28, 2013
No regrets for mothers of children with Down syndrome
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 28, 2013
New noninvasive test gives clue but not full diagnosis
Although media reports emphasize the accuracy of a new noninvasive prenatal screening test, raising expectations among expectant mothers, it does not definitively diagnose three types of chromosomal abnormalities, including Down syndrome, warned Haruhiko Sago, head of the Center for Maternal-Fetal and...

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