spinal muscular atrophy Pricey, But Available The National Health Service is to offer Novartis's Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy later this year, according to the Guardian. Fauna Bio Gets $373K NIH Grant to Study Animal Genomes for Potential Drug Targets The company is studying hibernating animals to see if their genomes contain novel biological pathways that could be exploited to counteract complex human diseases. Genome Research Papers on Transcriptome Assembly, Spinal Muscle Atrophy-Adapted Motor Neurons, More In Genome Research this week: transcriptome assembly algorithm, gene expression among somatic motor neurons in spinal muscular atrophy models, and more. Asuragen Receives CE Mark for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Assay The test can help diagnose spinal muscular atrophy and identify carriers without symptoms who may be at risk of passing the disease to their children. BillionToOne Closes $15M Series A Follow-on Round The firm plans to use the cash to support commercial expansion of its NIPT to all US states and fund R&D for future diagnostic tests, including liquid biopsies. Feb 22, 2019 Bio-Rad Expects Expansion of Clinical ddPCR System Menu With FDA Clearance Premium Oct 22, 2018 MRC Holland Gets CE-IVD Mark for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Assay Oct 15, 2018 Sanofi Genzyme, PerkinElmer Launch Free Dx Program for Patients With Lysosomal Storage Disorders Apr 27, 2018 Invitae, Biogen Partner on Free Spinal Muscular Atrophy Genetic Testing Program Feb 23, 2018 CDC, PerkinElmer Readying Molecular SMA Tests as Stakeholders Push for Nationwide Newborn Screening Premium Oct 27, 2017 Australian Study Highlights Carrier Screening Impacts in Reproductive Context Feb 2, 2017 North Carolina Looks to Expand Newborn Screening for Severe Genetic Conditions Premium Nov 2, 2016 Good Start Genetics Selling Carrier Screening Tests Through Amazon Jul 7, 2014 Natera, Mt. Sinai Partner on Genetic Carrier Screening Test Jan 28, 2013 Counsyl, ARUP Team on Genetic Testing Apr 6, 2012 Myriad RBM Teams with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation on Protein Marker Panel Premium Jun 10, 2011 NINDS to Fund Biomarkers for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.