Maternal Fetal Medicine

In partnership with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the IGM’s precision medicine initiative in maternal-fetal medicine is designed to address the possible genetic underpinnings of the many complicated pregnancies that are referred to CUMC.  Recent advances in sequencing technology, in particular, prenatal cell-free fetal DNA sequencing allows for the rapid identification of potentially disease causing variants and can aid in prenatal diagnostics.  The Initiative will concentrate on both complicated pregnancies, including those with abnormal ultrasounds, and infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit.