NIPT Tests Abound

With San Carlos, Calif.-based Natera announcing the launch of its prenatal DNA testing, Nature Medicine's Spoonful of Medicine blog says competition in that area is heating up. Bio-Reference Laboratories announced earlier this week, according to our sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News, that it would offer Natera's test.

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