NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UnitedHealthcare has joined the growing list of national insurers to support non-invasive prenatal diagnostics tests.

The company, which covers about 30 million lives, issued a medical policy decision in favor of such tests under certain circumstances as a screening tool for trisomies 21, 18, and 13.

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Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.

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