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Originally, the company had said it was planning to offer $250 million worth of shares in the offering, which is expected to close Dec. 7.

Aetna's move comes at a time when a number of insurers including UnitedHealthcare have begun offering coverage of NIPT for average-risk pregnancies.

CareDx first sued Natera in March 2019 for infringing two of its patents, then amended the suit a year later to add a third patent.

Several analysts said that the decision by UHC, the largest private payor in the US, will especially benefit Natera.

IBM security researchers warn of a phishing campaign targeted at organizations involved in the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Verge reports.

The Illinois police have cut the number of DNA tests waiting to be run in about half, CBS Chicago reports.

A researcher accused of smuggling research materials out of the US has pleaded guilty to making false statements, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: gene expression signature linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease progression, and more.

The tumor microenvironment (TME) is comprised of an array of cell types, including immune and inflammatory cells, adipose cells, neuroendocrine cells, and cancer-associated fibroblasts. Additionally, blood and lymphatic vascular networks and extracellular matrix components create a diverse and multifaceted situation. Understanding how all of these elements interact requires the ability to distinguish individual cell types--something that is difficult to do using bulk cell approaches. Single cell gene expression analyses offer a high-resolution understanding of the TME.

Carrier screening to detect the presence of heritable genetic defects has been an important element of reproductive health strategies for over 50 years. Until recently, however, the practice has been restricted to a limited number of single-gene tests offered mainly to higher-risk individuals or populations based on race, ethnicity, or ancestry. But the landscape of carrier screening and its role in reproductive health are changing fast.