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A randomized clinical trial from France revealed similar miscarriage rates in women who had cell-free DNA screening for trisomy 21 prior to invasive testing.

Noninvasive prenatal testing can uncover pregnancies at risk of miscarriage, New Scientist reports.

The firm reported $3.5 million in revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2016, and $12.9 million for the full year.

The firm reported 29 percent growth in its overall testing revenues, driven mainly by higher reproductive test volume and higher per-test revenue.

CombiMatrix said the move will increase access to the test in the state for women experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss.

The company's testing was successful in more than 90 percent of cases over almost four years, and detected a wide variety of abnormalities.

The company reported an 18 percent increase in the number of reproductive health tests completed during the quarter. 

The company feels it could be an attractive target for mergers, but is also keeping an eye out for IP acquisition options of its own.

The company said its revenue increase was driven by gains in test volume, particularly in miscarriage analysis and preimplantation genetic screening for couples undergoing IVF.

The research project, led by Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute, will involve editing several genes thought to be important to embryo development.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.