The Israeli government has decided to make microarray-based prenatal genetic testing available to its citizens for free.

According to a report in the Tel Aviv-based Haaretz Daily, the country's Ministry of Health will subsidize chromosomal analysis for pregnancies that are considered to be of high risk, either based on an abnormal ultrasound finding or another test that indicates a potential abnormality. Access to the test is subject to the recommendation of a geneticist.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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