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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.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.

Arizona is planning to sue Theranos for "deceptive acts" and misrepresentations of its "capabilities and operation."

If confirmed as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price says he will divest himself of certain holdings, according to Stat News.

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.