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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI Europe and molecular diagnostics firm Genomed this week announced a partnership to offer BGI's non-invasive prenatal test in Poland.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina announced after the close of the market on Friday that it is suing Ariosa Diagnostics for alleged patent infringement.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Ariosa Diagnostics has priced its planned initial public offering of 3.5 million shares.

The story has been updated to clarify that the New York State approval includes the regular Panorama panel and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

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At the Lancet, more than two dozen public health researchers condemn the conspiracy theories that have emerged surrounding the source of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Washington Post reports that Philip Leder, who helped uncover how DNA codes for proteins and studied the role of genes in cancer, has died.

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Pittsburgh look into how often de novo genes arise and how important they may be.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline for genotyping Alu retrotransposon mobile element insertions, previously undocumented non-coding RNAs, and more.