NICHD highlights UCSF Hydrops study

The NICHD has highlighted the UCSF Hydrops study in their recent article "Promoting Healthy Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery"

NICHD-supported researchers also discovered that a rapid DNA sequencing technique called exome sequencing substantially improved the ability to detect genes involved in the development of nonimmune hydrops fetalis, a serious condition in which a fetus experiences abnormal fluid buildup inside the abdominal cavity, lungs, or other parts of the body. Using this technique, the study team identified the cause of this disorder in one third of previously unexplained cases. The findings suggest that exome sequencing can provide useful information that is unavailable with current genetic testing methods.

Promoting Healthy Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery