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In a study involving almost 23,000 women, DNA reflex testing detect 95 percent of trisomies while avoiding recalls. 

Denmark-based Arcedi would like to commercialize its technology through a major diagnostic company.

Several commercial NIPT providers in the US said they are planning to participate in the new program.

The company says Panorama is the only NIPT that can tell whether twins are identical or fraternal, which can impact the clinical management of a pregnancy.

Under the terms of the deal, Dahui Biotech will distribute Devyser's prenatal aneuploidy diagnostic test kits in China.

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A UCLA group and spinout FetoLumina Technologies are working on a clinical assay for noninvasive prenatal diagnostics.  

At a conference last week, researchers from Italy presented results from 73 women who had mosaic embryos transferred.

Premaitha will issue Thermo Fisher warrants over 28,938,797 new ordinary shares and a second tranche of warrants in 2018. 

Counsyl believes its data is robust, while Natera has called the methodology and conclusions "gratuitously wrong." Both published opposing response letters this week.

According to John Zhang, founder and CEO of the New Hope Fertility Center, universal PGS will likely increase success rates of IVF further.

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The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.