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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom announced today a deal to expand access to its MaterniT21 Plus fetal non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test to parts of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Looking to enter the fast-growing non-invasive prenatal diagnostics space, CellScape is eyeing a second-half 2014 commercial launch of its test, which detects for fetal aneuploidies, and more importantly, genetic disorders that currently require invasive methods for de

This story was originally published May 10.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Credit Suisse today upgraded shares of Sequenom to Neutral, noting the non-invasive prenatal fetal aneuploidy testing firm's announcement of its national contract with

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb News) – At an ethical, legal, and social implications, or ELSI, panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting here yesterday, a panel of ethicists, researchers, and legal experts mulled over some of the key ethical issues surrounding prenatal genetic testing — particul

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom reported after the close of the market Thursday that its first-quarter revenues grew 158 percent year over year, driven by growth in its diagnostics business, and particularly from sales of its MaterniT21 Plus test for fetal aneuploidies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI Health and partners in Turkey have inked a memorandum of understanding to bring genetic testing technologies, including non-invasive fetal trisomy testing, to that country, BGI Health announced this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – While non-invasive prenatal diagnostic testing methodologies may offer advantages over traditional invasive methods, they also have limitations, and tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling "should remain an option for patients seeking a definitive dia

PHOENIX (GenomeWeb News) – While non-invasive prenatal tests allow patients and their healthcare providers to assess the risk of fetal aneuploidy in a pregnancy, presenters at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics annual meeting Friday cautioned that sometimes the screens return f

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eastern Biotech and Life Sciences, Dubai and BGI Health have partnered to make available to parts of the Middle East a non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test for detecting trisomy 21.

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