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The method, called jagged end analysis by sequencing and developed by a team in Hong Kong, relies on DNA end repair with methylated or unmethylated cytosine. 

The company, which went public in June, has had to deal with issues with the US DOJ, and some private insurers. Its CEO's tenure at Sequenom was also marred by a scandal.

The organization had previously only recommended the use of noninvasive prenatal testing in individuals 35 and older or with other known risk factors.

During the second quarter, the company performed 75,017 tests for noninvasive prenatal testing, carrier screening, and SARS-CoV-2.

Exome sequencing and case-control analyses on hundreds of stillborn cases led to more than a dozen apparent risk genes and additional loss-of-function intolerant genes.

The authors from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center aim to implement exome sequencing as a routine clinical test for male infertility patients.

As reported in April, revenues for the fiscal year ended March 31 totaled £16.6 million ($21.4 million), up from £8.9 million in FY2019.

First-time mothers who did not request pain relief during labor were more likely to carry a rare variant in a potassium channel-coding gene.

The coverage comes after the women's health diagnostics firm went public last month, seeking up to $100 million in the offering.

First Genetics will market its F-Genetics NGS System and IVD assays to Russian laboratories for reproductive health testing and cancer diagnostics.

The researchers noted that breast milk bacteria contributed to overall infant gut microbiota variation to a similar extent as other modifiers, such as birth mode.

Analyzing transcriptome data from more than 1,000 cells from 74 embryos, a Johns Hopkins University-led team found aneuploid cells in 80 percent of embryos.

Natera sued Progenity in June but the firm said its Innatal cell-free DNA noninvasive prenatal test does not infringe any of Natera's six patents.

Using exome-enriched RNA sequencing and machine learning, researchers tracked down a set of circulating maternal transcripts for predicting severe early-onset preeclampsia.

Phenotypic clustering identified distinct forms of PCOS with specific gene variants, providing a promising strategy for enhancing the treatment of this syndrome.

Study subjects of both sexes who had low germline mutation rates lived nearly five years longer than individuals with high mutation rates.

Progenity recently agreed to pay millions to three major insurers under settlement agreements related to allegations over undisclosed past business practices.

Under a two-year partnership, the companies plan to discover targets and disease mechanisms for infertility and pregnancy-related conditions, including preeclampsia.

Natera reported $94 million in revenues for the quarter, up from $66.8 million a year ago and beating analysts' consensus estimate of $85 million.

Illumina had sought to exclude the Harmony test from the US Market, while Ariosa had sought to overturn the jury verdict with a post-trial maneuver.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.