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Tuesday July 5, 2005 8:23 pm

New Blood Test Determines Baby Gender Earlier, Causes Controversy


Posted by Devin Categories: Misc. Tech


AlijahA new blood test, called the Baby Gender Monitor, is being marketed to pregnant moms too eager to wait until 16 weeks into pregnancy.  The test, which claims to be 99 percent accurate, retails for $275 at the Pregnancystore.com website.  Users simply prick the edge of their finger, then submit a blood sample to a Massachusetts laboratory, who in turn analyzes the blood for traces of fetal DNA and indicates its gender.  This relatively new test has stirred up quite a bit of controversy from those who believe some may use it for “gender selection”, but the CEO of Pregnancystore.com, Sherry Bonelli, says, “There’s no proof people are using it for gender selection.  That’s not the intended purpose of the kit, and we really don’t see women using it for that purpose.”

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