Whole genome sequencing of fetus through fetal DNA in mother’s plasma
June 7, 2012
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Jay Shendure’s lab at UW has done whole genome sequencing (SNV detection) of a fetus using the fetal DNA in the mother’s blood:
This has been coming, as other groups (including Steve Quake at Stanford) have been using fetal DNA in the maternal blood to test for trisomy and Quake even started a company (Artemis) developing tools to sequence fetal DNA from the mother’s blood.