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Sequenom has added gender-specific chromosomal abnormalities to its noninvasive prenatal sequencing-based test, MaterniT21 Plus. The abnormalities include female syndromes 45,X (Turner syndrome) and 47,XXX (triple X syndrome), and male syndromes 47,XXY (Klinefelter syndrome) and 47,XXY. The test also reports on trisomies 21, 18, and 13.

The Scan

Removal Inquiry

The Wall Street Journal reports that US lawmakers are seeking additional information about the request to remove SARS-CoV-2 sequence data from a database run by the National Institutes of Health.

Likely to End in Spring

Free lateral flow testing for SARS-CoV-2 may end in the UK by next spring, the head of Innova Medical Group says, according to the Financial Times.

Searching for More Codes

NPR reports that the US Department of Justice has accused an insurance and a data mining company of fraud.

Genome Biology Papers on GWAS Fine-Mapping Method, COVID-19 Susceptibility, Rheumatoid Arthritis

In Genome Biology this week: integrative fine-mapping approach, analysis of locus linked to COVID-19 susceptibility and severity, and more.