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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Close on the heels of research that highlighted how widely the reported specificity and the positive predictive value of sequencing-base

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Though the reported specificity of sequencing-based non invasive prenatal screening tests is generally more than 99 percent, this doesn't mean that false positive rates will be below one percent for all the disorders these tests now target.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Mount Sinai Services today announced a distribution deal with Illumina to offer the Verifi non-invasive prenatal test in Ontario.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Natera today announced that its cloud-based software has received CE marking, allowing the company to market the product in the European Union and other countries that accept the designation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investment bank Jefferies today resumed coverage of Sequenom with a Buy rating and a price target of $5.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) − Competition for non-invasive prenatal testing in Germany is heating up, with Illumina announcing this week that it has teamed up with a German diagnostic laboratory and other European labs to transfer Verinata's test technology to those countries, and LifeCodexx saying last

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina today announced agreements with three organizations for use of its next-generation sequencing technologies to develop and run non-invasive prenatal testing in parts of Europe.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Quest Diagnostics has confirmed that it will stop offering Natera's non-invasive prenatal test after Sequenom recently inked a deal with Quest to offer its MaterniT21 Plus test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investment bank William Blair today upgraded its rating for Sequenom's shares to Outperform on expectations of continued adoption of the molecular diagnostic firm's non-invasive prenatal testing technology and recent business developments that could increase revenues.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sequenom and Quest Diagnostics today announced a deal for Quest to offer the MaterniT21 Plus non-invasive prenatal test nationally.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

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