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ultrasonography
using high-frequency sound waves and a screen image to determine the position of a fetus
Genetic Counseling
Gives parents information about the chances of having a child with a genetic disorder based on family history
trisomy
having three of one kind of chromosome resulting in inherited defects such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21)
Chronic Villus Biopsy
removal of cells from the chorion to determine whether disease causing genes are present in the fetus
Gene Therapy
treatment of genetic disorders through the introduction of normal genes into body cells
Karyotype
appearance of chromosomes in an organism regarding number, size, and shpae
Amniocentisis
taking of amniotic fluid to check fetal cells for genetics disorders (ex. Down Syndrome)
Fetoscopy
used to directly view the developing fetus and surrounding tissue by using an endoscopic tube