Sequenom expects to "significantly exceed" its internal goal of billing for 50,000 MaterniT21 Plus LDT non-invasive prenatal fetal tests this year, following strong sales of the test in the third quarter and endorsements of non-invasive prenatal testing by two technology assessment committees.

Last week, the company reported that its laboratory, the Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, received 18,000 MaterniT21 Plus test samples during the third quarter, and 37,000 during the first year since the test's launch in the fall of 2011.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.