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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - PerkinElmer will serve as the exclusive US marketing partner for Verinata Health's Verifi prenatal aneuploidy test under an agreement the companies announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Ariosa Diagnostics said today that it is partnering with the Doctors Laboratory to distribute its Harmony Prenatal Test in the UK.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Illumina today said that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Verinata Health for $350 million with additional potential milestone payments of up to $100 million through 2015.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – National managed healthcare company WellPoint has revised its medical policy regarding non-invasive fetal aneuploidy screening, suggesting that it will begin covering tests such as Sequenom's MaterniT21 Plus test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said Friday evening that it has received notification from the US Patent and Trademark Office that a patent that was scheduled to issue next week has been withdrawn.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microarrays can provide more clinically relevant information than traditional karyotyping, and should become the standard approach in prenatal diagnostics going forward, according to a paper appearing tod

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued an opinion that non-invasive prenatal testing using ce

Citing the success of non-invasive sequencing-based prenatal tests for fetal aneuploidies, several researchers at last week's American Society of Human Genetics conference in San Francisco reported that they are looking to expand the technique to screen for other genetic disorder

This article has been updated to clarify the turnaround time for Natera's test. It is two weeks.

Sequenom expects to "significantly exceed" its internal goal of billing for 50,000 MaterniT21 Plus LDT non-invasive prenatal fetal tests this year, following strong sales of the test in the third quarter and endorsements of non-invasive prenatal testing by two technology assessme

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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.