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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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.

Jun
19
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jun
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide a detailed look at how a genomics lab implemented next-generation sequencing (NGS) liquid biopsy assays into its in-house clinical research program.