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The genetic disease risk test, which covers 59 genes endorsed by ACMG, is offered through the Helix marketplace and includes genetic counseling services.

Last week, Invitae launched its Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening test while Myriad expanded its Prequel Prenatal Screen to cover all aneuploidies.

Organically, the diagnostics segment was up 14 percent. Overall, the company's revenues grew 18 percent year over year during the quarter.

Among the updates provided at the conference on Wednesday, Luminex discussed development and plans for the Verigene II system, and GenMark touted its ePlex test portfolio.

The company and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island are currently evaluating the technology to determine the performance of the test.

The firm sees the Phenoptics system as a highly automated, high-throughput imaging platform that can be used to translate discoveries made on its CODEX device.

The NxClinical software integrates copy number, sequence variant, and allelic change information obtained from microarray and NGS technologies.

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Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.