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Perinatal autopsy

This project aims to provide better understanding of the cause of multiple abnormalities in babies who die in utero or early in infancy.

This project aims to provide better understanding of the cause of multiple abnormalities in babies who die in utero or early in infancy.

Parental distress after losing a baby is often exacerbated by uncertainty around the exact cause. This project will investigate whether genomic sequencing, in addition to post-mortem examination by skilled pathologists, would result in more parents getting an answer.

The project also aims to investigate whether being able to offer sophisticated genomic testing during pregnancy might have been helpful in finding the cause of a baby’s abnormalities before birth.