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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued an opinion that non-invasive prenatal testing using cell-free fetal DNA can be offered to patients at increased risk of aneuploidy — a decision that is favorable to firms such as Sequenom, Ariosa Diagnostics, and Verinata Health.

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.

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