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The ob-gyn groups issued a statement warning that insurers' prior authorization requirements will hinder patients' access to much needed care.

"Conventional screening methods remain the most appropriate choice for first-line screening for most women in the general obstetric population," the committee wrote.

This article has been updated to include comments from CytoGenX.
CytoGenX, a Stony Brook, NY-based medical genetic testing services company, recently introduced chromosomal microarray analysis for a number of different indications.

Counsyl has begun offering a next-generation sequencing-based expanded carrier screening test to early access users with a full commercial launch planned for the end of the second quarter this year.

It remains to be seen whether a market for PCR-based fragile X population screening will soon develop, since mandating newborn testing may be highly dependent on the development of a difference-making therapeutic; and carrier screening will likely continue to rely on a case-by-case cost-benefit analysis.

In PNAS this week: variation patterns in wheat lines, regulatory variation in Capsella grandiflora, and more.

A Rockefeller University researcher is using edited ants to explore complex biological systems, the New York Times writes.

There's a heritable aspect to how much time people spend online, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Stat News reports that Joseph Gulfo is another contender for FDA commissioner.