Gene Security Network

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gene Security Network today announced it has completed a $20 million financing round and changed its name to Natera.

International DNA testing provider easyDNA last week launched its prenatal paternity testing service in Australia.

By Uduak Grace Thomas
Last week, Gene Security Network, a prenatal genetic testing firm based in Redwood, Calif. launched a non-invasive prenatal paternity test.

Gene Security Network is using an NIH grant to further develop its non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test for Down syndrome and other genetic disorders.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.