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The acquisition, slated to close in the coming days, will give Invitae access to Clear Genetics' chatbot Gia, or Genetic Information Assistant.

A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage.  

 

The firm generated $56.5 million in revenue compared to $37.4 million in Q3 2018, and beat the consensus Wall Street estimate of $55.0 million

Invitae is providing the testing services as part of the 12-month pilot, while patients will have the option to share their results with researchers though LunaDNA.

The GenomeWeb index underperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

CMS has attempted to address stakeholders' concerns about its coverage criteria for germline NGS testing in a new proposed national policy.

The GenomeWeb Index, which now has 32 companies, lost 2.6 percent in September while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2 percent over the same period.

The company said it will use the funds to repay the $75 million outstanding under its 2018 Note Purchase Agreement, to expand internationally, and on general operations.

The health technology firm is proposing a new software solution that would standardize coding in genetic testing, but a more predictable system would also narrow variability in test pricing.

In response to CMS reopening its national coverage determination to address its germline testing policy, stakeholders point out areas of concern and confusion.  

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.