Study Reveals Genomics Sometimes See What Other Tests Can’t in Prenatal Testing

Dr. Vimla Aggarwal is among the authors on this study recently released in The Lancet

February 4, 2019

On January 31, The Lancet published a study titled “Whole-exome sequencing in the evaluation of fetal structural anomalies: a prospective cohort study” conducted by a group of Columbia researchers. Dr. Vimla Aggarwal, MBBS, assistant professor of pathology and cell biology and director of Columbia’s precision genomics laboratory, is one of the authors of the study. The study tries to investigate whether a new kind of genetic testing can improve the ability to diagnose the underlying causes of fetal anomalies found during prenatal ultrasounds, thus improving perinatal care for infants with genetic conditions and easing parents’ fears by offering a clear diagnosis.

For more details of the study, visit the CUIMC Newsroom.