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Amniocentesis is a procedure in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is drawn to test for certain chromosomal disorders and neural tube defects. Amniocentesis is:
Researchers are drawing fetal stem cells from amniotic fluid during pregnancy to develop new was to repair congenital defects in babies. Programs that perform amniocentesis at Children’s include the Advanced Fetal Care Center, Fetal Cardiology Program and Genetics Program.
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