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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arup Laboratories has become the latest lab to sign a deal to offer Natera's Panorama non-invasive prenatal screening test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UnitedHealthcare has joined the growing list of national insurers to support non-invasive prenatal diagnostics tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Piper Jaffray today upgraded Sequenom to Overweight, noting recent decisions by payors that non-invasive prenatal diagnostic testing is medically necessary under certain circumstances.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Reference Laboratories today announced a definitive agreement to offer Natera's non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test.

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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.