Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome: Preventive Control by Prenatal Diagnosis

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Science  14 Aug 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3946, pp. 688-689
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3946.688


The Lesch-Nyhan syndrome was detected in a fetus at a time sufficiently early to allow termination of the pregnancy. The feasibility of a preventive program for control of a severe sex-linked neurological disease through prenatal diagnosis is thus demonstrated.

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