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30 March 2011

All women should have cystic fibrosis screen

All pregnant women, as well as women who are planning a pregnancy, should be offered genetic screening for cystic fibrosis, experts have said.

All pregnant women, as well as women who are planning a pregnancy, should be offered genetic screening for cystic fibrosis, according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG).

"Now we have a reasonable idea...of what those mutations are and how often they occur," he said.

 
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