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Ampath will be one of the first laboratories in South Africa to offer a CE-IVD accredited noninvasive prenatal testing center and will act as a hub for such services.

Until March 2018, when the patent in question expires, Cenata will have its Harmony test performed by Medirex in Slovakia.

Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.

Premaitha will issue Thermo Fisher warrants over 28,938,797 new ordinary shares and a second tranche of warrants in 2018. 

Counsyl believes its data is robust, while Natera has called the methodology and conclusions "gratuitously wrong." Both published opposing response letters this week.

A study by researchers in Italy found that preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening combined led to more successful pregnancies per transfer but fewer women had embryos transferred.

At last week's ESHG annual meeting, three quality assessment providers discussed best practice guidelines and results from a pilot NIPT quality assessment scheme.

In a report made public this week, the French National Authority for Health recommended NIPT if first semester screening indicated a risk between 1 in 51 and 1 in 1,000.

For the year ended March 31, the Manchester, UK-based provider of noninvasive prenatal testing reported more than £3.1 million ($4 million) in revenue.

The UK-based firm said that it "will vigorously pursue all options to recover the debt or equivalent assets."

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.