ABC News - "Boy or Girl?" - Dr. Keith Eddleman

New York, NY
 – August 13, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Testing for fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood can accurately predict the child's sex, researchers have found. In a review of previous research, such tests were able to accurately pin down sex at least 95 percent of the time. Non-invasive DNA testing may provide an alternative to more invasive tests, such as chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis – which can carry a slight risk of pregnancy loss – for determining the gender of a fetus and related heritable disorders. "I think there is a potential medical good to this for those couples that are carrying those rare diseases," said Dr. Keith Eddleman from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "I think there is a potential for this to be misused and I'm concerned about that." Learn More