Tay-Sachs disease Axovant, Invitae Launch Free Genetic Testing Program for Lysosomal Storage Diseases Invitae will provide free genetic testing on a 53-gene panel and counseling to patients suspected of having an LSD to facilitate earlier diagnosis and appropriate treatment. NSGC Presentation Highlights Importance of Carrier Testing in Jewish Individuals From Non-Ashkenazi Populations Carrier testing results suggest that more than 25 percent of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Persian Jewish individuals may also carry recessive disease-causing alleles. Counsyl, ARUP Team on Genetic Testing 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. NCGR, Beyond Batten Foundation Mull Next-Gen Sequencing for Carrier Screening Test Premium The partners are deciding whether to run the multiplex test on a microarray or a sequencing platform. Factors in the decision include the complexity of the test and the technical feasibility of multiplexed, targeted resequencing. Breaking News Canadian Healthcare Providers, Policymakers Value Different Aspects of Clinical Genomic Sequencing New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Bio-Rad, NanoString, More People in the News at OraSure, Element Biosciences, Micronoma, More Guardant Health Files Motions to Dismiss, Change Venue in Illumina Patent Lawsuit In Brief This Week: SQI Diagnostics, T2 Biosystems, Enhanc3D, QuidelOrtho, More Illumina, Precision Health Research Singapore Partner for 100K Genomes Population Study The Scan Blend of Omicron With Delta The Associated Press reports that currently circulating Omicron variants have some features previously seen in the Delta variant. Limited Contrast The New York Times reports that there is a shortage of a contrast agent used for some medical scans. Pig Improvement Farmers in China are using genetics to improve their hog herds, according to Reuters. Science Papers Present Way to Molecularly Classify Prostate Cancer, Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test, More In Science this week: approach to molecularly classify prostate tumors, saliva-based test for SARS-CoV-2, and more.