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October 21, 1988

Chorionic Villus Sampling

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JAMA. 1988;260(15):2220. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03410150068030

To the Editor.—  The study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on chorionic villus sampling omits one significant consideration.1 Diagnostic information that indicates a genetic disorder places the affected fetus at high risk of an induced abortion. What is safe for the mother may portend ill for the unborn.