Project

Fetal cell isolation and characterization for cell-based non-invasive prenatal genetic diagnosis.

Duration
01 January 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Epigenetics
    • Genetic predisposition
    • Genome structure and regulation
    • Population, ecological and evolutionary genetics
    • Quantitative genetics
    • Genetics not elsewhere classified
    • Epigenomics
    • Genomics
    • Metagenomics
    • Transcriptomics
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Analysis of next-generation sequence data
    • Single-cell data analysis
    • Clinical genetics and molecular diagnostics
    • Medical epigenomics
    • Medical genomics
    • Medical metagenomics
    • Medical transcriptomics
    • Epigenetics
    • Genetics
    • Clinical genetics and molecular diagnostics
    • Medical epigenomics
    • Epigenetics
    • Genetics
    • Biomarker discovery and evaluation not elsewhere classified
    • Clinical genetics and molecular diagnostics
    • Medical epigenomics
    • Medical genomics
    • Medical metagenomics
    • Medical transcriptomics
    • Epigenetics
    • Genetics
Keywords
cell-based NIPT Liquid biopsy rare cell isolation
 
Project description

Non-invasive access to fetal cells during pregnancies would revolutionize the field of prenatal testing. This study will enable capture of fetal cells from the maternal blood stream that are suitable to perform massively parallel sequencing and genome wide genetic diagnosis.