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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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sengenics today said that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with the Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine to launch and promote Sequenom's MaterniT21 Plus prenatal testing service in Malaysia and Singapore.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Verinata Health today announced it is suing Ariosa Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America for patent infringement.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ariosa Diagnostics today said it is partnering with The Fetal Medicine Centre to offer its Harmony Prenatal Test in the UK.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI has partnered with GENNET, a Prague-based center for genetics, fetal medicine, and assisted reproduction, to offer its non-invasive fetal trisomy test, NIFTY, in the Czech and Slovak Republics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Women's health diagnostics company Inex Innovations Exchange announced today a partnership with BGI to create a next-generation sequencing facility in Singapore to offer molecular genetic tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said after the close of the market on Monday it plans to offer $100 million in convertible senior notes due 2017.

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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.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.