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Nuffield Council on Bioethics: NIPT Report

01 March 2017

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has today launched its new report - 'Non-invasive prenatal testing: ethical issues' - which explores the ethical issues raised by non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Over the course of their one-year inquiry, they consulted a range of people with different interests in NIPT, including people with Down’s syndrome and other genetic conditions, women who have undergone NIPT, healthcare professionals, charities and professional bodies. 

The report considers, at this early stage of its use, how NIPT could change the way we view pregnancy, disability and difference, and what the wider consequences of its increasing use might be.

A short guide to the report, a one page summary and an ‘Easy Read’ version of the report are available on their website here.