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Can genetic testing prevent birth defects in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: First genetics are responsible for only some birth defects. Second the genetic tests that are usually done in pregnancy are for chromosomal problems (like down's syndrome), not for single gene problems or genetic syndromes.
Answered on Oct 12, 2012

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