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The UK firm is using MALDI-TOF mass spec technology to develop the test as a screening tool for the disorder as early as eight weeks into a pregnancy.

Natera Raises $55.5M

The company said that the financing will go toward sales and marketing, as well as R&D on its Panorama NIPT, diagnostic tests for cancer, and clinical trials. 

Three new studies, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, shed light on how NIPT may be best integrated into clinical care for all pregnant women.

The partners will work to establish Centrum Badan as the preferred testing partner for the NGS-based test in Poland, which had 376,000 live births last year.

The NextSeq CN500 sequencer was developed in collaboration with Illumina to offer clinical non-invasive prenatal testing for the Chinese market.

The method improves a research tool that can view chromosome movement throughout the living cell nucleus in space and time, and has both research and clinical uses.

Under the three-year project award, Premaitha and St George's plan to establish a UK Centre of Excellence for Prenatal Screening.

Vendors and clinicians are struggling with how to deal with the growing number of cases of secondary findings from molecular non-invasive prenatal tests.

While there are already many companies in the space, Agilent believes its relatively quick protocol and higher-throughput capacity will set it apart from competitors' products.

Natera has installed its software on DNAnexus' platform and will use the combined solutions to provide data analysis, storage, and sharing for its genetic tests.

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At the Lancet, more than two dozen public health researchers condemn the conspiracy theories that have emerged surrounding the source of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Washington Post reports that Philip Leder, who helped uncover how DNA codes for proteins and studied the role of genes in cancer, has died.

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Pittsburgh look into how often de novo genes arise and how important they may be.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline for genotyping Alu retrotransposon mobile element insertions, previously undocumented non-coding RNAs, and more.