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The agency is seeking one or two sequencing centers for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Program.

The NIH is accepting applications from researchers interested in performing whole-genome sequencing at one of its Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Program facilities.

Hospital will partner with several other institutions in this effort to support data-driven research into pediatric cancers and structural birth defects.

Since April 1, noninvasive prenatal testing, provided by three university genetic centers, is available to all pregnant women in the Netherlands for €175 as part of the TRIDENT-2 study.

The company's new clinical laboratory will provide interim and backup services for its customers.

The UK NIPT firm said that is creating a provision of £500,000 to cover expected expenses related to litigation involving Illumina.

The four-year project aims to sequence about 800 kids and their parents to get a clearer idea of the genetic underpinnings of birth defects with unknown causes. 

The Suzhou, China-based laboratory will focus on neonatal testing and infectious diseases, with the potential to expand into cancer testing. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from Stephen Quake's laboratory at Stanford University have a published a method in Nature describing a way to noninvasively sequence a fetal genome and identify clinically relevant alleles without prior knowledge of paternal genetic data.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.