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A study by researchers in Italy found that preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening combined led to more successful pregnancies per transfer but fewer women had embryos transferred.

At last week's ESHG annual meeting, three quality assessment providers discussed best practice guidelines and results from a pilot NIPT quality assessment scheme.

In a report made public this week, the French National Authority for Health recommended NIPT if first semester screening indicated a risk between 1 in 51 and 1 in 1,000.

For the year ended March 31, the Manchester, UK-based provider of noninvasive prenatal testing reported more than £3.1 million ($4 million) in revenue.

The UK-based firm said that it "will vigorously pursue all options to recover the debt or equivalent assets."

The company said that Illumina and Sequenom's NIPT patents are not present in the Middle East, allowing it to sell its Iona test unimpeded.

The G-BA commissioned a contractor to prepare an evidence report by early 2018 and to gather information for patients by early 2019.

The results of the Harvard-led study suggest that the immune system struggles to infiltrate and attack tumors with more aneuploidy.

The collaborators will explore the use of cell-free DNA for preimplantation genetic testing. 

Going forward, Natera said it will market its Panorama NIPT assay and carrier screening test Horizon directly to physicians.

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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.