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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is asking Congress for more power to regulate prenatal tests that help identify genetic issues during pregnancy.

The agency’s request came in response to a letter from nearly 100 Republican lawmakers who probed how the FDA was regulating these tests after a New York Times investigation found the five most common prenatal tests frequently provided inaccurate results.

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