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Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Foetal Diseases recognized by the King Faisal International Prize

Sameen Ahmed Khan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15520/ijmhs.2014.vol4.iss4.18.137-139

Abstract


Prenatal diagnosis is now an established part of modern obstetrics practice.  However, conventional definitive methods for prenatal diagnosis involve the invasive sampling of foetal tissues, using methods such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.  Such methods carry with them a definite risk.  In 1997 Dennis Lo discovered the presence of cell-free foetal DNA, RNA and miRNA in the plasma of pregnant women, creating a paradigm shift in non-invasive prenatal diagnosis.  He elucidated the fundamental characteristics of such molecules, developed the technologies for their analysis, conceptualised their use and brought non-invasive prenatal diagnosis to a reality.  This work has been recognized by the King Faisal International Prize for Medicine for the year 2014.


Keywords


Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Foetal Diseases; chromosomal aneuploidies; King Faisal International Prize

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