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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina said after the close of the market Thursday that it has completed its $450 million acquisition of Verinata Health.

Quest Diagnostics has agreed to distribute Panorama, Natera's noninvasive targeted SNP sequencing-based test to diagnose fetal aneuploidies, following Natera's announcement of the commercial launch of the test this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics today said that it has signed an agreement to offer a non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Singapore-based women's health diagnostic firm Inex Innovations Exchange on Monday announced an exclusive deal with Primary Health Care for the distribution of Inex's non-invasive fetal chromosomal abnormality test in Australia.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NewBridge Pharmaceuticals today announced an agreement to offer Verinata Health's non-invasive prenatal tests in the Middle East and surrounding areas.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Aetna this week issued a clinical policy bulletin suggesting that it may soon begin covering non-invasive prenatal DNA tests for Down syndrome.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

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