NIPD Genetics

The companies will bring NIPD Genetics' Veracity and Veragene noninvasive prenatal tests to Medicover's markets, as well as developing new genetic tests.

The firm plans to include seven subchromosomal alterations to its NIPT by the end of March and wants to expand into the liquid biopsy market.

The company has also expanded its current Veracity NIPT to sex chromosomal aneuplodies and twin pregnancies, and plans to offer microdeletion testing next year.

The Cyprus-based company recently moved into new premises, increased its headcount, and received CAP accreditation for its laboratory.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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