kidzsearch.com > wiki Explore:web images videos games
Prenatal tests can check for many conditions, like:
- Down syndrome
- Spina bifida
- Cleft palate
- Tay-Sachs disease
- Sickle-cell disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Fragile X syndrome
In some cases, the tests are administered to determine if the parents want to abort the fetus.
In some cases, fetal screening has been done to identify things that are not birth defects. For example, in some parts of the world, if an ultrasound shows that a fetus is female, it is sometimes aborted. The rise of designer babies raises a number of ethical and legal issues.