ACOG UnitedHealthcare to Cover NIPT for Average-Risk Pregnancies Several analysts said that the decision by UHC, the largest private payor in the US, will especially benefit Natera. Humana Broadens Coverage of NIPT for Average Risk Pregnancies As a result of the expanded coverage, Natera said it believes there are currently 139 million people covered in the US for average risk NIPT. ACOG Guidelines Recommend NIPT for All Pregnancies Regardless of Risk The organization had previously only recommended the use of noninvasive prenatal testing in individuals 35 and older or with other known risk factors. Some Call for Expanded Payor Coverage of NIPS but Reluctance Remains Premium A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage. Studies Outline Outcomes Associated With Cervical Cancer Screening, Triage Strategies A pair of new studies evaluated the effectiveness of cytologic and HPV-based testing approaches at varied screening intervals for identifying women at risk of cervical cancer. Jan 19, 2018 NIPT Commentary Raises Physician Conflict as Factor in Average-Risk Adoption Premium Jul 27, 2017 Quest Joins Growing Market for Expanded Carrier Screening Premium Mar 24, 2017 Thermo Fisher Hopes New Array Will Help Labs Expand Carrier Screening Premium Dec 18, 2015 ACOG Objects to Insurers' Genetic Counseling Requirements for BRCA Testing Jun 29, 2015 ACOG, SMFM Say Conventional Screening Still 'Most Appropriate' for General Obstetric Population Dec 17, 2013 CytoGenX Debuts Chromosomal Microarray Analysis Services for Prenatal, Pediatric, Cancer Testing Premium Apr 3, 2013 Counsyl Offers NGS-Based Carrier Screening Test as Reflex to Array-Based Test Premium Oct 26, 2011 Following Technical Validation, Good Start Genetics Prepares Launch of Carrier Test in Early 2012 Premium May 20, 2010 PCR-Based Fragile X Tests Abound, but Will There be a Market? Premium Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.