Since its introduction in 2012, cell-free (cf) DNA based Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) has been employed to test for fetal chromosome abnormalities, and gene mutations that lead to a variety of genetic conditions, by millions of pregnant women, in more than 90 countries worldwide. With Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): Applied Genomics in Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis, Dr Lieve Page-Christiaens and Dr Hanns-Georg Klein have compiled the first authoritative volume on cfDNA NIPT methods and their clinical implementation.
About the Editors:
Lieve Page-Christiaens, MD, PhD
Dr. Page-Christiaens currently serves as Associate Medical Director EMEA, Reproductive Genetic Health, Clinical Genomics Group, Illumina Inc. In the past, she has held a position as Associate Professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht, Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Hanns-Georg Klein, MD
Dr. Klein currently serves as Medical Geneticist and Chief Executive Officer at the Martinsried Center for Human Genetics and Laboratory Medicine, Martinsried, Germany, where he specializes in developing innovative molecular genetic screening tests. In the past, he has served as Senior Researcher at University Hospital München, München, Germany; Research Associate at the National Institutes of Health (USA); and Research Associate at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Intramural Research, Molecular Disease Branch.