Dennis Lo:Non-invasive prenatal DNA testing is a clinical reality


Dennis Lo, one of the pioneers of non-invasive prenatal testing, gave an impressive speech entitled “Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: What’s Next?”, introducing the non-invasive prenatal testing in detail. He is the first scientist who has reported that during pregnancy a fetus will release DNA into plasma of mother, so it has opened up new possibility for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. He mentioned that non-invasive prenatal DNA testing was a clinical reality. He talked about new method of size-based molecular diagnostics, some researches on single gene disorder as well as the discovery of biomarkers by fetal epigenomes sequencing.