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Under a five-year NIH grant, the researchers will evaluate whether earlier diagnosis of fragile X and SMA leads to earlier intervention and improved outcomes.

Couples can now buy cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy carrier screening tests through Amazon, though a doctor will have to approve the order. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Natera and the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory today announced a partnership to offer Natera's genetic carrier screening test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic testing firm Counsyl has partnered with ARUP Laboratories to offer pre-pregnancy and pregnancy testing for more than 100 recessive genetic disorders.

By Adam Bonislawski
The Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation said this week that it has developed a 27- protein plasma biomarker panel for use in SMA research.

A grant in 2012 will provide $1.8 million for research focused on biomarkers for the genetic defect.

An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.