A new study by South Korean researchers shows that it is possible to determine the gender of an unborn child by looking at enzymes in the blood of the pregnant mother. The procedure is non-invasive to the baby and can be done in the first trimester. Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cheil General Hospital and Women’s Healthcare Center at the KwanDong University School of Medicine collected maternal plasma from 203 women within 5 and 12 weeks of gestation and detected the presence of fetal DNA. Using the DNA, they were able to predict the gender of the baby and confirmed their results upon birth. The researchers from the study hope that the test will one day serve as a useful clinical application to clear up any uncertainties in gender detection. The test is still in its preliminary stages and more research must be completed before entering the market.