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A study of 10 commercial labs offering NIPT in the US found that none followed all recommendations for reporting results and informing patients and providers.

BioReference Lab's GenPath division will notify treating oncologists when a genomic alteration is detected that matches an NCI-MATCH treatment arm.

Seventeen organizations don't support the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act as written and would like lawmakers to advance a CLIA-centric framework.


The partners are planning to conduct meta-analyses of shared exome datasets from patients with inherited neurological disorders.

Opko subsidiary Bio-Reference Laboratories is retiring GeneTests.org next month given the availability of the NIH-backed Genetic Testing Registry.

The alliance will combine the two firms' technologies and know-how to provide doctors with insights into patients' health status.

Under today's deal, all of UC Health's medical centers will work with GeneDx and have access to more than 400 of the firm's tests for rare hereditary disorders. 

Diaceutics will use the data to help its pharmaceutical industry clients speed their rollouts of new cancer drugs.

Going forward, Natera said it will market its Panorama NIPT assay and carrier screening test Horizon directly to physicians.

The organization will promote public awareness of cfDNA-based NIPT, encourage legislation supporting testing, and push for reimbursement policy changes.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.