Chromosomal microarray analysis may be widely regarded as a first-tier method for both pediatric and prenatal cytogenetic testing, but that hasn't convinced some insurers to reimburse such tests.

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have all updated their guidelines to recommend CMA in certain situations, making the array-based approach the widely considered standard of care.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.