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New Products: Sequenom's MaterniT21 Plus

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Sequenom's noninvasive sequencing-based assay to detect fetal trisomy 21 from maternal plasma has been expanded to include trisomies 18 and 13, following the publication of its validation study (see story, this issue). The test has also been renamed MaterniT21 Plus.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.