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Informed decision making and psychosocial outcomes in pregnant and nonpregnant women offered population fragile X carrier screening

By Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne

This study involved non-pregnant women, and women up to 13 weeks pregnant, recruited from obstetric and GP clinics.

The finding was that population screening causes minimal psychosocial harms, when accompanied by appropriate information and prescreening genetic counseling.

You can see the results in Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and download a full pdf version.