The company plans to launch the new qNIPT test, which uses methylation-specific quantitative PCR to detect fetal epigenetic biomarkers, in the near future.
The company has also expanded its current Veracity NIPT to sex chromosomal aneuplodies and twin pregnancies, and plans to offer microdeletion testing next year.
By offering NIPT as a secondary screening test, the UK hopes to reduce the number of invasive diagnostic tests and associated miscarriages.
Several academic and commercial groups are developing clinical cell-based noninvasive prenatal tests, which could eventually compete with current cell-free NIPTs.
ACMG said in a position statement that NIPS can replace conventional screening for Patau, Edwards, and Down syndrome in most women.
LabCorp plans to acquire all of Sequenom's outstanding stock for $2.40 per share.
Last month, the foundation, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, released seven educational videos about prenatal testing.
A re-analysis of non-invasive prenatal testing data from CARE found fewer false-positive cases caused by maternal copy number variants and other factors.
Based on data from more than 6,000 clinical cases, the investigators from Switzerland advocated for an expansion of NIPT to cover additional alterations and associated phenotypes.
The firm is using Natera's Constellation software platform, which provides cloud-based access to bioinformatics algorithms for clinical genomics applications.
The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.
An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.
The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.
In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.