November 6, 2014 12:00 PM
Harvard Law School
Wasserstein Hall, Room 3018
Cambridge, MA 02138 [Map]
See the list of panelists here.
The Petrie-Flom Center will host a discussion of the issues surrounding noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a screening method for detecting certain specific chromosomal abnormalities, as well as sex, in utero. NIPT may help mothers avoid other tests that could put their pregnancies at risk, but the ability to detect substantial information about a developing fetus with such ease raises a wide range of important ethical and legal issues. Our discussion will cover background on the technology, what makes NIPT unique, issues with global dissemination, eugenic implications, and informed consent issues.
This event is supported by the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund.