The company has also expanded its current Veracity NIPT to sex chromosomal aneuplodies and twin pregnancies, and plans to offer microdeletion testing next year.
By offering NIPT as a secondary screening test, the UK hopes to reduce the number of invasive diagnostic tests and associated miscarriages.
Several academic and commercial groups are developing clinical cell-based noninvasive prenatal tests, which could eventually compete with current cell-free NIPTs.
Last week, the G-BA, a committee that decides about reimbursable medical services in Germany, said it will start a methods evaluation of noninvasive prenatal testing.
ACMG said in a position statement that NIPS can replace conventional screening for Patau, Edwards, and Down syndrome in most women.
Last month, the foundation, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, released seven educational videos about prenatal testing.
A re-analysis of non-invasive prenatal testing data from CARE found fewer false-positive cases caused by maternal copy number variants and other factors.
Atlas will function as Henry Schein Medical's laboratory and have the potential to access more than 25,000 OB-GYNs.
Mao Mao joined BGI Genomics in February from WuXi AppTec, where he was responsible for in vitro diagnostics product development and clinical lab services.
The Cyprus-based company recently moved into new premises, increased its headcount, and received CAP accreditation for its laboratory.
In PLOS this week: RNA-seq, ChIP-seq to determine metformin response; array-based approach to detect protozoa in blood; and more.
Fast Company takes a look at startups in the nutrigenomic space that aim to offer personalized diet advice.
In a glamorous event, the Breakthrough Foundation gave out more than $25 million in prizes to researchers.
Immunotherapy might treat cancer, but it also appears to come with a risk of a number of side effects, the New York Times reports.