Told they would die in infancy, trisomy patients gather in Utah
Among babies with trisomy — the presence of an extra chromosome — 5 to 10 percent die in their first year of life. Of those surviving infants, only half will live to their fifth birthday. Some at the Salt Lake City conference have defied the ...
Salt Lake Tribune - Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:45

Swiss Health Insurance to Cover NIPT if First Trimester Screening Indicates ...
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Switzerland's mandatory health insurance (OKP) will reimburse noninvasive prenatal trisomy screening for certain high-risk pregnancies starting July 15, the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs (EDI) said today. OKP will ...
GenomeWeb - Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:33

Supreme Court Justice for the Chromosome Rights Movement -- the Next Frontier
Folks with trisomy 21 develop in different ways than people with only two copies of chromosome 21. The presence of the extra chromosome protects them from some ailments while predisposing them to others. For example, it is uncommon for people with ...
Huffington Post - Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:43

SeraCare Life Sciences Signs License Agreement with UCSF and Announces Early ...
... American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) meeting that it has signed a licensing agreement with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for the use of Trisomy 21 (T21), Trisomy 18 (T18) and Trisomy 13 (T13) trophoblast cell line ...
PR Newswire (press release) - Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:18

Quest Diagnostics Collaborates with Perinatal Quality Foundation on National ...
The goal is to enable scientists to use this de-identified information to determine the positive and negative predictive value for noninvasive prenatal screens for common aneuploidies such as trisomy 21. A test's predictive value is used to assess ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:26

SeraCare Licenses UCSF Technology to Develop NIPT Reference Materials
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – SeraCare Life Sciences today announced a licensing agreement with the University of California, San Francisco for the use of its trisomy 21, 18, and 13 trophoblast cell line materials to develop reference materials for ...
GenomeWeb - Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:48

Follow Aspen Alfred's journey on Facebook at “Aspen's Adventure with Trisomy 18”
Aspen Alfred celebrated her 1st birthday, a milestone for the baby, on Saturday, July 11. Aspen was born with Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18), a condition that disrupts the normal pattern of development. “Aspen is my eighth child. I decided it didn't ...
Your Houston News - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:03



Families facing Trisomy diagnoses fight for life
They say they were treated like their children didn't matter, that their lives were not worth a fight. They are the parents of babies diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Trisomy. Down Syndrome is the more common name for Trisomy 21, but other ...
KY3 - Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:16


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