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Keywords:

  • fetal DNA;
  • maternal plasma;
  • bi-allelic polymorphisms

Abstract: Amplification of fetal DNA in maternal plasma is a new way for non-invasive fetal genotyping in pregnancies at risk for disorders where the presence of a paternal DNA sequence contributes to the risk status of the fetus. We describe the use of a panel of 10 bi-allelic highly polymorphic markers to ascertain the presence and amplification of fetal DNA in case the fetus is negative for the targeted paternal “disease” sequence.